Monday, September 23, 2013

Michael Douglas Slams U.S. Prison System

Inside TV reports:
Backstage, Douglas elaborated: “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.” 
Continued Douglas: “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.”
(ht Boss Man) 

1 comment:

  1. It's funny, how you can see Mr Douglas' obvious liberal slant; if he were a "conservative," he'd only question a "narrowly-applied"interpretation of the laws, as they apply to his personal family. The fact that he dares to go beyond it, to examine whether the system itself may be at fault, just goes to show that his good sense goes further than just his taste in women.