Michael Douglas Is Not Happy With U.S. Prison System
Michael Douglas had a great night at the Emmys on Sunday. He won the award for Lead Actor in A Miniseries or Movie for his work on, ‘Behind the Candelabra.”
The 68-year-old actor also had one of the best speeches of the night. He poked fun at Matt Damon and became a little emotional when talking about his oldest son who is currently in prison on drug charges. He told the crowd that he hoped, “they’ll allow me to see (Cameron) soon.”
And Douglas explained his thoughts more backstage to the media,
“My son is in federal prison. He’s been a drug addict for a large part of his life. Part of the punishments — if you happen to have a slip, and this is for a prisoner who is nonviolent, as about a half-million of our drug-addicted prisoners are — he’s spent almost two years in solitary confinement. Right now I’ve been told that I can’t see him for two years. It’s been over a year now. And I’m questioning the system.”
“Obviously at first, I was certainly disappointed in my son. But I’ve reached a point now where I’m very disappointed with the system. And as you can see from what Attorney General Eric Holder has been doing regarding our prison system, I think things are going to be revived, regarding nonviolent drug addicts. My last comment on that is the United States represents 5 percent of the world’s population and we have 25 percent of the world’s prisoners.”
Well, I think we can all agree with most of what he said. Our prison system needs changing just like a lot of other things in this country. However, it will likely be a long time before any significant change takes place because people only care when it affects them.
You think Michael Douglas was ranting about the prison system before his son was incarcerated? No. People are f–king selfish and if it doesn’t benefit them, then it’s not important.
Anyway, this is getting too serious now. Let’s get back to normal and start complaining about how trashy Miley Cyrus is…
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