Let’s know Frank Caprio, the judge! How he started his journey?

Frank Caprio

Frank Caprio in Providence, Rhode Island, is an American attorney, politician, and jurist serving as the chief municipal judge. He is also the former chairman of the Rhode Island Board of Governors. “Caught in Providence,” a TV program where his judicial work is televised. He has also made appearances in the series Parking War, dealing with several cases of traffic violations in his courtroom. Video showing its courtroom went viral in 2017 and had more than 15 million hits. Near about 300 million views were there in 2020 for Caught in Providence. His net worth is estimated to be $1 million. 

Early Life Frank Caprio –

Frank was born in Federal Hill, Providence (Italian American neighborhood) (November 23, 1936). He is the 2nd oldest of the three sons. His father worked as a milkman and a fruit peddler. He went to the Providence public schools and worked as a dishwasher and shoe-shiner. From Central High School, he graduated, and from Providence College, he did his bachelor’s degree. In 1953, he won the state title in wrestling. After he finished his graduation, he began teaching at Hope High School in Providence American government. He went to night school at Suffolk University Law School in Boston. From 1954 to 1960, he served as a national guard. 

Career Life Frank Caprio –

In 1962, Frank was elected to the Providence City Council and served until 1968. In 1975, he was elected as a Delegate to the Rhode Island Constitutional Convention and Delegated to five Democratic National Convention. Rhode Island Board of Governors for Higher Education, he served as chairman. The board controls significant decisions for the Community College of Rhode Island, University of Rhode Island, and Rhode Island College.

He was a Providence Municipal Court Judge since 1985. Parts of the proceedings featuring low-level citations over which he presided ran for more than two decades on local television. In the Coast Guard House Restaurant in Narragansett, Rhode Island, he is also a partner.

The Antonio “Tup” Caprio Scholarship Fund was founded by Frank Suffolk University Law School. He is also associated with Rhode Island Food Bank, Boys Town of Italy, the Nickerson House Juvenile Court. He was a member of the Governor’s Pre-K thru 16 Council on Education and Board of Regents of Elementary and Secondary education and is a member of the President’s Council at Providence College.

Personal Life Frank Caprio –

Frank married Joyce E. Caprio for over 50 years. They have five children, seven grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.



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Mike is a seasoned journalist with nearly 10 years of experience. While studying journalism at the University of Tennessee, Mike found a passion for finding engaging stories. As a contributor to PDQ Wire, Mike mostly covers state and national developments.

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