Sport: From Killer to King

Four years ago, Don King was inmate No. 6178 at the Marion (Ohio) Correctional Institution. He spent his days in the prison work gang hauling hog manure as he served a one-to-20-year manslaughter sentence for having killed a numbers racketeer who had doublecrossed him. Released in September 1971 after four years in jail, he now rides to work in a chauffeured 21-ft. Cadillac limousine. For that work he rents a choice office suite: the $85,000-a-year, eight-room penthouse atop the RCA Building in Rockefeller Center. That eyrie high above Manhattan is symbolic of King's...

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