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Cameron Douglas’ solitary confinement is barbaric

When he picked up his Emmy Sunday night for "Behind the Candelabra," Michael Douglas earned plenty of attention for his breezy, double-entendre-spiked acceptance speech. But it was his brief expression of gratitude to and hope for his son Cameron that deserves the real attention.

"Shout out to my oldest son, Cameron," he told the audience, "and hoping that I'll be able and they'll allow me to see him soon." Douglas' elder child, by his ex-wife Diandra, is currently in solitary confinement for failing a drug test while serving a nine and a half year sentence on drug charges. The younger Douglas had originally been sentenced to five years for possession and selling drugs including methamphetamine and heroin, but his term was nearly doubled when he confessed to smuggling drugs into prison.

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