Prior to the Apocalypse War, Ralphy had been caught a number of times Jimping. He claimed that he desperately wanted to be a Judge, and Dredd asked Chief Judge Clarence Goodman a special dispensation to be entered into the Academy of Law as a Cadet Judge, despite being above the age limit.
He did well as a Cadet, and frequently wrote to Dredd, telling him of his progress and events within the Academy, but was then expelled, since he went outside of the buildings, attempting to stop a crime. He did not take it well, and Dredd cursed at his mistake, saying he gave the boy "hope" which made the boys situation worse.
Many years later he was caught arresting shoplifters in the Ten & Twenty,and was cubed by Dredd. At least two further terms following this. Believed killed in Necropolis but later killed by Dredd, after being caught Jimping several times after. He claimed he was a true judge, but had a clouded judgement, and took bribes and sexual favours from citizens. Dredd still felt guilt for what he had caused for him..