‘Scary Part Is the Unknown': Former Dallas Mayor Pro Tem Dwaine Caraway Begins Federal Prison Sentence

Former Dallas Mayor Pro Tem Dwaine Caraway is now Federal Inmate No. 57553-177. And just before 2 p.m. Tuesday, he officially became a resident of West Texas -- Big Spring, to be precise, home of the low-security federal correctional institute and prison camp where Caraway will spend at least part of the 56 months to which District Judge Barbara M.G. Lynn sentenced him last month.Caraway, who pleaded guilty in August to accepting about $450,000 in bribes and kickbacks from the men responsible for the downfall of bus-and-crossing-guard agency Dallas County Schools, turned 67 one week ago. And for the first time in all those years, he will live somewhere other than Dallas.The beginning of the prison sentence an end a months-long saga for Caraway, long one of Dallas' most prominent politicians. Lynn was prepared at last month's sentencing hearing to have him immediately taken into custody and driven to prison. She told him before the sentencing hearing to bring with him the breathing machine he wears at night. Begrudgingly, Lynn instead gave the man who briefly served as Dallas' mayor more time to settle legal matters involving his later father Bruce's will. Caraway also spent the last month making sure his 90-year-old mother, who suffers from dementia, will be taken care of in his absence.As far as Caraway's mother is concerned, her son is off to a new job that's out of state.  Continue reading...

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