How does a kid from Providence become a mob enforcer? Two men share their personal stories of joining Raymond Patriarca’s crime family. As they move from their formative years on the street to maximum security, they come up against murder charges, jailhouse feuds… and even the occasional farm animal.
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This season of Crimetown is dedicated to the memory of Zachary Malinowski. Special thanks to Bobby Walason and Jerry Tillinghast. Thanks to the Providence Journal, the Rhode Island Historical Society, Julia Heymans, Emily Wiedemann, Dr. Marian Stuart, Dan Barry, Mike Stanton, Paul Dimaio, Mary Murphy and everyone who shared their stories with us. Providence is a special place. We are honored to tell a part of its story.
Crimetown is Marc Smerling and Zac Stuart-Pontier. It is produced by Drew Nelles. Additional production by Austin Mitchell. The show is edited by Alex Blumberg and Caitlin Kenney. Fact-checking by Mick Rouse. This episode was mixed by Matthew Boll. Sound design and scoring also by Matthew Boll. Original music by John Kusiak and Kenny Kusiac, Jon Ivans, Edwin and Bienart. Kate Parkinson-Morgan is the digital editor and Ale Lariu is the design director.