After spending almost two years in solitary confinement at a Maryland jail, Cameron Douglas, the eldest son of Oscar winning actor Michael Douglas, is reportedly being released back into the prison’s general population.
The 35-year-old has been behind bars since 2009 after he was caught selling heroin in a New York hotel room and charged with conspiracy to distribute narcotics.
He was later placed into solitary confinement after relapsing in prison and saw his sentence nearly double when caught arranging to get drugs behind bars. He is not eligible to be released from the Cumberland Federal Corrections Institute until 2018.
During Michael’s acceptance speech at the 2013 Emmys in September, the actor briefly spoke about his son’s plight and addressed the fact that he and ex-wife Diandra Luker, Cameron’s mom, were unable to see their son while he’s been in solitary.
“A shout-out to my older son Cameron…I’m hoping I’ll be able and they’ll allow me to see him soon,” the Behind the Candelabra star said.
Shortly after Michael’s televised plea to see his son, Diandra reportedly sent an email to a few of her high-profile friends including Calvin Klein, Yoko Ono and Bianca Jagger, asking them to support a petition campaigning for access to their troubled son.
It is unknown whether Michael and Diandra’s efforts made any difference in the prison’s decision to release Cameron back into the general population, but no doubt the two parents are thrilled to be able to visit their son again.