Warden Meyers receives Dunbar Award

Marcus Myers, a native of Singer and DeQuincy and 1989 graduate of Singer High School was awarded the Charles E. Dunbar Jr. award in New Orleans during the 64th annual ceremony on Friday, Jan. 19. The Dunbar award is the highest honor a classified state civil service employee can receive for their services to the State of Louisiana and lifetime achievements.

Myers began his career in 1991 at C. Paul Phelps Correctional Center in DeQuincy as a Corrections Cadet, working his way through the ranks over the next 21 years until the facility’s closure in 2012 at which time he had achieved the rank of Colonel and was the Chief of Security Operations.

Afterwards, over the next several years, Myers worked at Elayn Hunt Correctional Center in St. Gabriel where he was the Chief Investigator and Internal Affairs Officer and then later moved to Dixon Correctional Center in Jackson where he was promoted to and serve as the Deputy Warden of Operations.

Myers now resides in Cottonport, since 2020, and serves the State as the Head Warden of the Raymond Laborde Correctional Center, the state’s 3rd largest multi-level security prison. RLCC houses over 1800 adult male inmates and employees approximately 350 civil servants.

Warden Myers is extremely proud and humbled with receiving this honor and says he owes so much credit for his success to those that have surrounded and supported him throughout his 33 year career.

He also quickly reminds people that no matter where he has served or is currently serving, Southwest Louisiana is where his roots are and that Singer and DeQuincy will always be “home”.