Coffield Prison Attack

An East Texas prison guard is recovering in the hospital after being attacked by an inmate with a razor blade.

It happened in Anderson County Saturday night at the Coffield Unit.

A spokeswoman from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice says 46-year-old Robert Turner attacked 22-year-old April Colburn from behind.

The correctional officer suffered three wounds. She was cut from her lower lip to her chin, on her neck and around the jaw line. TDCJ says she was taken to Mother Frances Hospital, had surgery Saturday night and is now in stable condition.

Turner was also taken to a hospital. Officials say after he attacked Colburn, he cut his own wrist with the razor blade. Turner is serving a life prison sentence from Dallas County.