BOBBY WALASON

Courtesy of Bobby Walason

Courtesy of Bobby Walason

Bobby Walason grew up in Oakland Beach, a seedy shore town south of Providence. At age 16, he was sent to the Adult Correctional Institutions, a notoriously tough Rhode Island prison.

While serving time, he joined the Patriarca crime family. His work included loan sharking and running protection rackets at clubs and bars across Providence.

Bobby appears in Chapters 2 and 9.