Michael Douglas' son testifies at NYC drug trial

October 4, 2011 - 7:20 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — The imprisoned son of Michael Douglas has testified that he would have been better off staying in jail rather than being freed on bail after he was arrested in New York on drug charges.

Cameron Douglas testified Tuesday at a drug trial in Manhattan federal court. He says he learned the federal prison system treats drug-addicted inmates when they arrive. Instead, he was freed on bail after his arrest in July 2009 for dealing methamphetamine from a high-end Manhattan hotel.

The son of the Oscar-winning actor eventually pleaded guilty to charges and agreed to cooperate in a deal that secured him a five-year prison term.

Douglas was called by the government as part of his deal to testify against a man he claims supplied him with large quantities of drugs.