Here's How Kirk Douglas' Grandson Cameron, 42, Celebrated Being Freed from Supervised Release

Olowokandi Fiyin
Feb 27, 2021
12:50 A.M.
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Kirk Douglas' grandson Cameron Douglas proudly celebrated being free from supervised release after four years with a sentimental and emotional post on social media. The 42-year-old was released a year early.

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Actor Cameron Douglas is now a completely free man! Yesterday, Kirk Douglas' grandson celebrated being freed from supervised release after four years with a heartwarming post on Instagram. He wrote:

"My liberty has been fully restored; after almost 8 years in the joint and 4 on supervised release, I am no longer underneath the thumb of the government."

Cameron Douglas at the SiriusXM Studios on October 24, 2019 | Photo: Getty Images

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Alongside a sweet photo of him donning a black suit over a white shirt with a loose tie and his fingers crossed while he smiled sweetly at the camera. In the accompanying caption, Cameron described the day as a rebirth.

The actor confessed in the caption that it had been a long journey to getting to his new freedom, and it marks the start of a new chapter in his life. Cameron concluded, thanking those who loved and supported him.

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According to reports, the "It Runs in the Family" star was freed a year early from his supervised release by Judge Richard Berman in a Manhattan court. In the court hearing, Berman praised Cameron.

[Cameron] opened up about his troubled past in an interview while discussing his memoir, "Long Way Home."

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He lauded the star for changing his life trajectory, getting sober, and staying clean, which earned him the early release. Berman also mentioned that seeing someone turn their life around was usually rare for judges to witness.

As part of his supervised release, Cameron would no longer have to complete community service hours and report to probation officers. Fans may recall that the 42-year-old had several run-ins with the law due to substance abuse.

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In 2009, he was arrested by the DEA for selling large amounts and drugs over three years. He was sentenced to seven years in prison with two years in solitary confinement. He was released in 2016.

He opened up about his troubled past in an interview while discussing his memoir, "Long Way Home." He explained that his decision to write a book and tell his story was to help others going through something similar.

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Cameron also recalled the moment he knew his life had to change for the better. He noted that it was while he was filming a movie in Ireland when he got dope sick at the start of the shooting, and his father gave him an ultimatum.

In December,

Cameron

made headlines when he and his longtime girlfriend Viviane Thibes

welcomed their second child,

 a son. Little Ryder T. Douglas joined big sister Lua Izzy, who is three years old.

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