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Malcolm Little lived a life of crime in the early 1940s. According to author William Strickland, 'he dealt drugs and pimped; he stuck people up and became a burglar.' In 1946 he was incarcerated for burglary and spent six years in jail.

Malcolm Little lived a life of crime in the early 1940s. According to author William Strickland, "he dealt drugs and pimped; he stuck people up and became a burglar." In 1946 he was incarcerated for burglary and spent six years in jail.

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