Son of Michael Douglas Badly Hurt in Prison

Mobster puts bounty on Cameron for being a 'rat'
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 17, 2012 2:44 PM CST
Son of Michael Douglas Badly Hurt in Prison
In this April 27, 2009 file photo, Cameron Douglas, son of Michael Douglas, arrives at a film premiere in Los Angeles.    (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)

Michael Douglas' drug-dealing son suffered a nasty injury that looks like the result of "prison justice," the New York Post reports. Cameron Douglas, 34, showed up at the sick bay of his Pennsylvania prison with a broken finger and a broken femur—but a femur "is hard to snap, and [he] had to have a rod inserted," says an unnamed source. Douglas claimed he was hurt playing handball, but "you don’t break a femur playing handball." A crime-family captain had placed a $100 bounty on Douglas for being a snitch, the source says.

The reason: Douglas' psychiatrist said during a bail hearing in 2010 that Douglas had testified against his suppliers, Mexican immigrant brothers named Eduardo and David Escalera. Now Douglas is contemplating a lawsuit against the prison doctor's aide who misdiagnosed his broken leg as a sprain; a blood clot developed, and he's still walking on crutches. Douglas has also "gone gangster," bulking up and getting a tattoo for each year in the pokey. He's serving nearly 10 years for dealing crystal meth and later smuggling drugs behind bars. Click to read about another celebrity who recently—and quite randomly—found herself caught up in the criminal justice system. (More Cameron Douglas stories.)

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