In The Autobiography of Malcolm X, where were Sophia and her sister sent?

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InThe Autobiography of Malcolm X, Sophia and her sister were sent to the Women's Reformatory in Framingham, Massachusetts.

The sentence they received was for one to five years.

In the story, Sophia was the white woman Malcolm X dated in his teens. According to the text, Sophia was...

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In The Autobiography of Malcolm X, Sophia and her sister were sent to the Women's Reformatory in Framingham, Massachusetts.

The sentence they received was for one to five years.

In the story, Sophia was the white woman Malcolm X dated in his teens. According to the text, Sophia was unlike any of the white women who dated black men. She wasn't a prostitute, and she came from an obviously wealthy background. We aren't given much personal information about her. However, we know that she enjoyed being seen with Malcolm X (and vice versa) and that she also gave him money to spend at the clubs.

In the story, Sophia and her sister formed a burglary gang with Malcolm X, Rudy, and Shorty. The women would scout out the best houses to rob. They did this by ringing the doorbell at homes in a wealthy neighborhood. When the door was answered, Sophia and her sister would say that they were saleswomen, poll takers, or college girls running a survey.

Once inside the homes, the women would look around for any special valuables. Upon their return, they would inform the men. Shorty and Malcolm X engaged in much of the burglary work, while Rudy drove the getaway car.

The gang was caught after Sophia's husband's friend (who had returned from the war) interviewed both Sophia and her sister at a club.

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For their participation in the robberies, Sophia and her sister were sent to the Women's Reformatory in Framingham, Massachusetts, for a period of one to five years.  In contrast, Malcom X, who was called Malcolm Little at the time, and Shorty were sentenced to eight to ten years in Charlestown State Prison (Chapter 10).  Malcolm and Shorty's theft indictment was secondary in the eyes of the racist judicial system - their primary and most inexcusable offenses were their dealings, as black men, with white women.

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