Francesco “Frank” Caprio ɪs ᴀɴ ᴀᴍᴇʀɪᴄᴀɴ ᴊᴜʀɪsᴛ, ᴘᴏʟɪᴛɪᴄɪᴀɴ and currently serving as the chief ᴍᴜɴɪᴄɪᴘᴀʟ ᴊᴜᴅɢᴇ ɪɴ ᴘʀᴏᴠɪᴅᴇɴᴄᴇ, ʀʜᴏᴅᴇ ɪsʟᴀɴᴅ. ʜᴇ ɪs ᴀʟsᴏ ᴛʜᴇ former Chairman of the Rhode Island Board of Governors.
Judge Caprio ʜᴀs ʙᴇᴄᴏᴍᴇ ᴀ ʜᴏᴜsᴇʜᴏʟᴅ ɴᴀᴍᴇ across the United States, ᴛʜᴀɴᴋs ᴛᴏ ᴀ television and Youtube show ᴄᴀʟʟᴇᴅ ‘ᴄᴀᴜɢʜᴛ ɪɴ ᴘʀᴏᴠɪᴅᴇɴᴄᴇ.’ ᴛʜᴇ show went viral on Youtube ᴏɴ ʏᴏᴜᴛᴜʙᴇ ᴛʜᴀɴᴋs ᴛᴏ Judge Caprio’s compassionate ᴀᴘᴘʀᴏᴀᴄʜ ᴛᴏ ᴊᴜsᴛɪᴄᴇ.
ᴛʜᴇ sʜᴏᴡ films real people coming ᴄᴏᴍɪɴɢ ᴛᴏ ᴊᴜᴅɢᴇ ᴄᴀᴘʀɪᴏ’s ᴄᴏᴜʀᴛ ᴛᴏ have their cases heard. ʜᴇ ɪs ᴋɴᴏᴡɴ ғᴏʀ ʜɪs ᴇɴᴅᴇᴀʀɪɴɢ interactions with these people ᴡʜᴏ ᴀʀᴇ ᴏʙᴠɪᴏᴜsʟʏ ᴏɴ ᴇᴅɢᴇ ғʀᴏᴍ ʙᴇɪɴɢ ɪɴ ᴄᴏᴜʀᴛ.
Frank Caprio’s son
ʜᴇ ᴄʟᴇᴀʀʟʏ has a way with people, helping them relax ɪɴ ᴀɴ ᴏᴛʜᴇʀᴡɪsᴇ ᴛᴇɴsᴇ sɪᴛᴜᴀᴛɪᴏɴ. ɪɴ ᴛʜɪs ᴇᴘɪsᴏᴅᴇ, ʜᴇ hears the case of a woman ɴᴀᴍᴇᴅ ɢʟᴏʀɪᴀ sᴀɴᴄʜᴇᴢ.
sʜᴇ ᴡᴀs ᴘᴜʟʟᴇᴅ ᴜᴘ for running a red light, ᴀɴᴅ she initially agreed ᴛᴏ ᴀ ɢᴜɪʟᴛʏ ᴠᴇʀᴅɪᴄᴛ. ᴀᴛ ᴛʜɪs ᴘᴏɪɴᴛ, ᴊᴜᴅɢᴇ ᴄᴀᴘʀɪᴏ asks if anyone would like ᴛᴏ ʙᴇ ʜᴇʀ ʟᴀᴡʏᴇʀ, ᴀɴᴅ two people in the stands ᴠᴏʟᴜɴᴛᴇᴇʀ.
ᴀғᴛᴇʀ ᴀ ᴄᴏᴍɪᴄᴀʟ back and forth with these ᴛᴡᴏ ᴘᴇᴏᴘʟᴇ, ᴊᴜᴅɢᴇ ᴄᴀᴘʀɪᴏ assigns a “real” ʟᴀᴡʏᴇʀ, ᴡʜᴏ happens to be his sᴏɴ ᴅᴀᴠɪᴅ. ᴅᴀᴠɪᴅ ϙᴜɪᴄᴋʟʏ points out that Gloria is not guilty due ᴛᴏ ᴀɴ ᴏʙsᴄᴜʀᴇ ʟᴀᴡ ᴛʜᴀᴛ sʜᴏᴜʟᴅ ʙᴇ more obvious.
‘ᴄᴀᴜɢʜᴛ ɪɴ ᴘʀᴏᴠɪᴅᴇɴᴄᴇ’ ɪs famous for this kind of compassionate ɪɴᴛᴇʀᴀᴄᴛɪᴏɴ ʙᴇᴛᴡᴇᴇɴ ᴊᴜᴅɢᴇs, ʟᴀᴡʏᴇʀs, ᴀɴᴅ ᴄɪᴛɪᴢᴇɴs. ᴛʜɪs episode has gotten over ʜᴀʟғ ᴀ ᴍɪʟʟɪᴏɴ ᴠɪᴇᴡs.