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Tuesday, October 08, 2013

New Hampshire U.S. Senate candidate Andy Martin asks to visit jailed son of Hollywood star Michael Douglas

New Hampshire U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin will hold a telephone news conference today, October 8th to announce Andy has asked U. S. Attorney General Eric Holder for permission for Andy to visit the jailed son of Hollywood star Michael Douglas.
“I sympathize with the parents of Cameron Douglas,” Andy says. “Federal law is unduly harsh in dealing with nonviolent drug offenders. Michael Douglas’ son is an addict, and he has also been a seller. But that doesn’t mean he should be held under barbaric conditions. U.S. Senators have a vital role to play in reforming our federal drug laws. When the son of a celebrity is treated excruciatingly badly, that abuse is a basis to focus attention on our broken prison system. I have asked the Attorney General for permission to visit Douglas’ son.”

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New Hampshire Republican U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin comes to the defense of Hollywood star Michael Douglas

Andy says that if the facts are as Douglas states them, Douglas’ son is being treated inhumanely in federal custody

Andy says Barack Obama and Eric Holder are unnecessarily continuing “medieval” conditions for incarcerated drug felons

Andy is a prison reformer in the style of Kentucky U. S. Senator Rand Paul

(Manchester, NH) (October 8, 2013) New Hampshire Republican U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin will hold a telephone news conference today, October 8th to announce that he is asking U. S. Attorney General Eric Holder for permission to visit the incarcerated son of Hollywood star Michael Douglas (please see link below).

Andy’s latter to the Attorney General is self-explanatory and follows:

Andy Martin
Republican for U.S. Senator

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 (603) 518-7310

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October 8, 2013

The Hon. Eric Holder
Attorney General
Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20530-0001

Re: Bureau of Prisons inmate Cameron Douglas,
     FCI Cumberland, Maryland

Dear General Holder:

I have read the published stories about the harsh treatment being inflicted on the son of movie actor Michael Douglas.

Cameron has undeniably violated federal laws and he is subject to appropriate punishment.

But if the published reports are true, Cameron is being banned from having family visits, and he is being held in a form of solitary confinement or administrative segregation. Rather than helping Mr. Douglas to recover from his addiction, the BOP may actually be exacerbating Cameron’s condition.

There are five reasons for my intervention and why I am writing to you today:

     1. First, I do not see why a nonviolent drug offender, even one who has reoffended in custody, should be subjected to conditions that involve extended periods of segregation or solitary confinement.

     2. Second, I fail to see why the punishment of Cameron should extend to imposing unduly harsh conditions on visits by his parents. It is beyond dispute that maintaining family ties is an important rehabilitative goal. Unless there is some evidence that Cameron’s parents are smuggling drugs to him, or otherwise violating institutional policy, I believe the Douglas family’s access to their son should be reinstated forthwith.

By all means punish Cameron in a sensible manner; but by no means inflict unnecessary pain on his parents.

     3. Third, as a conservative Republican I am concerned by conditions in our federal penal system. I would have thought the Obama Administration would have developed a more enlightened penological policy than segregation and alienation. It is ironic that some conservative Republicans have been leading the way in eliminating disparities in sentencing. I also support equalizing all forms of punishment within prison walls.

     4. As a Christian, I am reminded every day of Jesus’ admonishment that we must always remember prisoners and captives and ensure that their treatment meets humane standards. I know that many religious organizations play a vital role in our prison facilities and I am delighted that this is an area were Christian organizations are often leaders. The role of the late Charles Colson should always be remembered.

     5. Finally, I would like to meet with Cameron Douglas at FCI Cumberland and discuss with him the conditions of his confinement. I would ask that you make the arrangements for me to do so.

I have been fortunate in life. I don’t smoke or drink to excess. The strongest “drug” I ingest is an occasional cooler of iced coffee. But rather than insulating myself from the reality of what drug addiction can mean to a person, and to that person’s family, I am very concerned that the United States strive to maintain a humane incarceration program as part of our overall national policy of discouraging drug use and abuse.

As an urban educator I received firsthand knowledge and experience with the drug crisis during the 1980’s. While we no longer have a “crack epidemic,” drug abuse and drug use continue to be major problems in our society.

A growing toleration for “gateway” drugs may or may not be creating long-term risks for our society. As a senator I would focus on the impact that drug use has on our national condition.

I would like to encourage you to review the conditions of Cameron Douglas’ confinement, and also review your treatment of prisoners in general. While Cameron is a “celebrity” prisoner in the sense that he has prominent parents, his incarceration helps to shed light on how other similarly situated prisoners are treated. Unless Cameron is being singed out for discriminatory treatment, his conditions of confinement signal a warning that the BOP is not dealing with our modern drug crisis in a way that leads to rehabilitation and recovery.

Please get back to me at your earliest convenience as to when I may visit Cameron, and what additional feedback you have to satisfy my concerns about the overall conditions of confinement in federal prisons.

Respectfully submitted,




October 8th New Hampshire [TELEPHONE] News Conference Details:


New Hampshire U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin


Andy Martin asks U. S. Attorney General for permission to visit incarcerated son of Hollywood star Michael Douglas


Telephone news conference:

Dial-in Number: 1-800-466-8543

Conference Code: 510518

Tuesday, October 8th - 5:00 P.M.


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