Douglas' Son Beaten; Cameron Suffers Broken Leg, Finger For Snitching

By iScienceTimes Staff on December 17, 2012 1:47 PM EST

Cameron and Michael Douglas
The Oscar-winner is reportedly furious over the inadequate medical care his son received after an October beating. (Photo: Reuters)

Michael Douglas's son Cameron, serving a nine and a half-year sentence at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Pennsylvania for drug dealing and for an incident where he was caught smuggling drugs into the prison, was beaten because of a $100 bounty on his head for testifying against his suppliers during his first drug trial.

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"He broke his femur, which is hard to snap, and had to have a rod inserted," a source told the New York Post. "He told health services staff that he hurt them playing handball. You don't break a femur playing handball."

Douglas' son was beaten in October after dropping out of a prison flag football league when he received word that a New York City mobster had placed a $100 bounty on his head for anyone who managed to hurt the snitch during a game.  Douglas' son was beaten because his psychiatrist accidentally revealed during a 2010 bail hearing that he had agreed to testify against his suppliers, David and Eduardo Escalera.

The inside source also told the NY Post that the broken femur was misdiagnosed by prison doctors in October and that Douglas' son might sue.

Douglas' son was beaten for cooperating with authorities in a move that got his sentence for dealing crystal meth reduced from ten years to five years. However, while in prison Douglas' son was busted for smuggling in heroin and an additional four and a half years were added to his sentence, effectively nullifying the testimony that got Douglas' son beaten. He is not eligible for release until 2018.

Although Douglas' son was beaten he is adjusting to prison life and is trying to fit in, the insider told the NY Post.

"He recently had his initials inscribed on his neck and big stars on his shoulders, with each year of his incarceration in each star: '10, '11, '12. And he's currently getting a scroll on his back. They are being done by his best prison pal, Billy Trent, and he's paid over $1,000 so far for all the ink," the source said.

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