Diandra Douglas, Michael Douglas

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Michael Douglas gave a shout-out to his convict son, Cameron Douglas, at the Emmys last month and questioned the fairness of the 10-year prison sentence the latter is serving for dealing and possessing drugs.

Now his first wife, Diandra Douglas, is getting in on the act.

In a letter obtained by The New York Post, Cameron's mom urged a slew of celebrity pals to back her and her Oscar-winning ex's efforts to lobby the government to change the circumstances of the younger Douglas' incarceration.

"We have not seen our son for over a year, and the government is telling us we cannot see our son for TWO YEARS!" Diandra wrote in an email to famous friends including Yoko Ono, Charlie Rose, Calvin Klein, Deborah Norville, Bo Derek, and Bianca Jagger among others.

"Cameron has also been in solitary confinement for TWO YEARS! (For a non violent crime of possession). As parents we are fighting back," she continued.

Diandra concluded her missive by pleading with them to sign a petition she launched on Change.org to help build support.

"Our son Cameron has been sentenced to 9ys, the longest sentence ever handed out by the Federal Government for a non violent crime of possession," she said. "PLEASE help us by forwarding this petition after signature, to anyone you know who would like to help the cause."

Alas, that petition however is no longer active and appears to have been removed without explanation.

According to TMZ, the reason was because Diandra had teamed up with the Drug Policy Alliance, an organization fighting for reform of the nation's drug laws that originally spearheaded the petition.

Cameron Douglas


Apparently DPA officials told the website they changed their mind supporting a petition on behalf of one person, let alone a famous one at that, when the group is fighting for all individuals suffering at the hands of harsh prison sentences for drug offenses and didn't want to be accused of favoritism.

A rep for Diandra Douglas and the Drug Policy Alliance was unavailable for comment.

The development comes after Michael Douglas made headlines during his acceptance speech when he said he's hoping authorities will allow him to see Cameron soon. Then backstage, the 69-year-old actor told reporters that—not being able to see his son going on two years—he's reached a point "where I'm very disappointed with the system."

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