Diandra Douglas gave an interview to a Spanish magazine. After she took the time to throw Catherine Zeta Jones under the bus for selling photos to make a buck and to stay in the headlines, Diandra, who used to be married to Michael Douglas then took aim at the judicial system in the United States. “It’s horrible that someone with money and famous parents should receive such tough punishment.” She was referring to her son Cameron Douglas, who is currently serving time behind bars for various drug related crimes. Apparently she has decided that if you are rich and have famous parents then your punishment should be lighter than those who come from less fortunate circumstances. Unfortunately, there is certainly a double standard when it comes to crime and punishment for the wealthy and less wealthy, but I think that comes more from being able to hire lawyers and spend a ton of money rather than depending on a very overworked public defender to keep you out of jail who has no resources and limited amounts of time to deal with your case when they are dealing with hundreds of others.
Here are the crimes Cameron has been convicted of.
1999- Found with cocaine in Manhattan and was arrested and charged with a misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance. The charge was dropped after he pleaded guilty to the lesser charge of disorderly conduct.
2007- Charged with felony possession of a controlled substance after police officers found a syringe with liquid cocaine in a car he was in.
2009 – Arrested by the Drug Enforcement Administration for possession of 0.5 pounds (0.23 kg) of methamphetamine. Due to the large amount of the drug seized, Douglas was charged with intent to distribute.The charge carries a minimum prison sentence of 10 years and a maximum of life.
2010- Douglas pleaded guilty to both conspiracy to distribute drugs and to heroin possession after his girlfriend had smuggled heroin hidden inside an electric toothbrush and passed it on to him while he was under house arrest.
On April 20, 2010, Douglas was sentenced to five years in prison for both possessing heroin and dealing large amounts of methamphetamine and cocaine out of a New York hotel room
In October 2011 Douglas pleaded guilty to possessing drugs in prison and was sentenced to an additional 4-1/2 years in prison for this charge.
January 2013- Douglas was again found to have drugs in his system while in prison in Loretto, Pennsylvania. He failed a urinalysis and was sent to solitary confinement.
He is due to be released in 2018.