Teresa Giudice has another celebrity prison pal, RadarOnline.com has learned: Michael Douglas’ son Cameron! The award-winning actor’s offspring was recently moved to the low-security Danbury Federal Corrections Institute in Connecticut, where Giudice has been living for nearly ten months.
Previously, Douglas was housed at the medium-security Cumberland FCI in Maryland, as Radar reported. He has been behind bars since a drug trafficking conviction in 2010 and is not set for release until March 18, 2017.
But although he and the RHONJ star will now be sharing a zip code, prison insiders told Radar there’s virtually no chance they will cross paths. And Douglas’s experience will be very different from Giudice’s cushy months at the camp-like women’s facility.
“In Danbury, there is more security for men than there is for women,” an insider explained. “There are some units that have cell-like housing. It is much more secure than the women’s area, and more restricted to move around.”
Danbury was previously a women’s facility for 20 years until August 2015, when the first male convicts arrived for reintegration. The facility is expected to be all-male by the end of the year, after Giudice is released.
The transition is reportedly due to over-crowding at other low-security facilities nationwide, but the source insisted, “Now that they are moving the women out and putting the men there, it is tougher than it used to be. They used to have crochet classes for women, but they’re not going to do that any more.”
In any case, Douglas’ move represents a new bright spot of hope in a rocky prison history. He was sentenced to house arrest after his initial conviction for cocaine and methamphetamine dealing. But when his girlfriend at the time was caught smuggling him heroin, he received a five-year prison sentence. Other drug-related incidents in prison resulted in an added 4.5 years on his sentence.
Then in 2012, he was seriously injured during a flag football game at his facility in Loretto, Pennsylvania. According to reports, a prison gang put a bounty on his head when he volunteered to testify against some of their members.
Douglas, now 37, was subsequently transferred to Cumberland FCI, where he was held in solitary confinement for nearly two years until his release last March.