Protect Texas' Eastham Unit Prisoners from Lead and Copper in Water

The water at the Texas Eastham Unit has been confirmed to contain high levels of copper and lead.

Activist Keith “Malik” Washington, a prisoner at the Eastham Unit, has reported that the water at Eastham has “a strong sulfur-like smell and a very bad offensive taste which leaves behind a gritty residue in your mouth.”

Washington also says that prison guards have confirmed that the water is contaminated and that they themselves do not drink it. The prison administrators at the Eastham Unit have provided an alternative water source for their prison guards, yet continue to force their prisoners to drink water contaminated with lead and copper.

Sign this petition to the U.S. Department of Justice:

We request an immediate investigation into what appears to be gross negligence and deliberate indifference on the part of Eastham Unit prison administration. We also call for the Centers for Disease Control to test and investigate the water supply at the Eastham Unit.


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Number Date Name Location Please add comment.
9016 3 weeks ago Sudeshna Ghosh Jefferson, LA
9015 2 months ago Anonymous Arlington , TX
9014 5 months ago ELIZABETH ALMANZA SAN ANTONIO, TX
9013 6 months ago sharon harris millington, TN oh this is wrong my son is over there and he is sick and i just founded out about this someone better do something and i am trying to get him out of there blood in urine and now back issues with hi...
9012 7 months ago Anonymous Okc, OK Please help fix Eastham water ,The Inmates are still human an deserve good clean water..
9011 7 months ago Klarisse Dexter Lemon Grove, CA
9010 8 months ago Shelley Strohm Los Angeles, CA
9009 8 months ago B. Froelich Centreville, ot Prisoners are people, are human and as thus are entitled to basic human rights, just like everyone else. I'm not surprised that after having been treated worse than an animal at Eastham for 2 full y...
9008 8 months ago Anonymous Fulton, TX On so many levels the prison system is disgusting! From eating to drinking to misconduct and excessive abuse of force! From the smallest to the largest of rank all of them are guilty! It's sad to kn...
9007 9 months ago Rosie Bancroft Seattle, WA
9006 10 months ago Flora Benson Seattle, WA
9005 10 months ago Calvin Burnap Seattle, WA
9004 10 months ago Samantha Benson Seattle, WA
9003 10 months ago Kat Behrend Seattle, WA
9002 10 months ago Anonymous Seattle, WA
9001 10 months ago Beth Leonard Seattle, WA
9000 10 months ago Nadya Zawaideh Seattle, WA
8999 10 months ago Angelica Chazaro Seattle, WA
8998 10 months ago Rania Spade Seattle, WA
8997 10 months ago Daniel Hanson Seattle, WA It is a basic right to have clean water. This is unacceptable and needs to be corrected immediately. These people's lives are in your care and you are failing them.
8996 10 months ago Ina Emmanuel Seattle, WA
8995 10 months ago Skylar Brett SEATTLE, WA
8994 10 months ago Katrina Spade Seattle, WA
8993 10 months ago Bridge Joyce Seattle, WA
8992 10 months ago sylas wright SEATTLE, WA It is completely unacceptable that there is no safe drinking water for the inmates of Eastham Unit. This needs to be addressed immediately.
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