updated 04/07/2010 AT 1:00 PM ET
•originally published 04/07/2010 AT 2:00 PM ET
As a federal judge weighs whether to send Cameron Douglas to prison for possibly 10 years or more, his stepmother Catherine Zeta-Jones hopes the judge will consider the 31-year-old’s “positive attributes” along with the drug charges against him.
“As a mother to Cameron’s half brother and sister, Dylan and Carys, I have seen Cameron be an exceptional brother to both,” the Oscar-winning actress, 40, wrote to U.S. District Judge Richard Berman in one of more than two dozen letters from family members and friends in support of Cameron.
“Never, in my experience over the years, has Cameron shown any signs of the disease, that has tormented him, toward his siblings, or has [he] ever been abusive to us as a family at any time,” she wrote.