Have you seen the viral videos from Caught in Providence? I absolutely adore this judge. Judge Frank Caprio is a judge who obviously cares about those people that come before him. In watching the episodes of Caught in Providence, you can see him give some people breaks and be hard on others. If a defendant comes forward and gives good solid evidence he releases them. My favorite case I’ve seen is this one:
About Caught in Providence
Judge Frank Caprio’s empathic and common sense approach to justice has amassed nearly 2 billion views worldwide. Not your ordinary court show, and filmed inside a real-life courtroom, Judge Caprio’s new series Caught in Providence, co-executive produced by Paula Abdul, airs weekdays (check your local listings). The series was recently renewed for a second season in national syndication after becoming the fast-rising first-run freshman strip from its September debut through the week of November 12.
Caught in Providence offers a close-up view of what Judge Caprio encounters in his courtroom. His special brand of compassionate, empathetic and no-nonsense approach to justice quickly went viral. In deciding on a variety of traffic, parking and other violations, Judge Caprio weighs the offense against the defendants’ larger contributions to society. He also takes into consideration the hardships they have endured. He’s no pushover, however, with those who dare try to take advantage of his good heart quickly shut down. They’re forced to pay the clerk the full amount of the fine on their way out.
Caught in Providence: The Judge
The Mayor and City Council of Providence named the former Chairman of the Rhode Island Board of Governors for Higher Education as a Municipal Judge in 1985. He was later appointed Chief Judge and reappointed six times. A senior partner at the Providence law firm he founded, Caprio & Caprio.
The judge has also served as a member of the Rhode Island Board of Regents for Elementary and Secondary Education; received an honorary Doctor of Law degree from his alma mater, Suffolk University Law School, in 1991; and, in 2008, another honorary degree from his alma mater, Providence College. He also received an honorary degree of Public Policy from the University of Rhode Island in 2016.
Judge Caprio’s deep commitment to education has also extended to establishing scholarships in his father’s name. These Scholarships were started at Suffolk University Law School and Providence’s s Central High School. The scholarships are for top students from first-generation immigrant families.