While serving a five-year prison sentence for drug dealing, Douglas pleaded guilty on Oct. 20, 2011 to possessing drugs in his jail cell. He faced a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison, three years of supervised release, and a $250,000 fine.In a statement, his father Michael Douglas said, "Cameron accepts full responsibility for his conduct, which involved a small user-quantity of drugs. While he has made much progress, he is still not cured. Most people and their families are able to address this illness privately and outside of the spotlight. Unfortunately this has not been possible here, for reasons completely outside of his control. He thanks those that have rooted for his recovery and looks forward to the day when he will not disappoint."