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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8907 2.1 years ago Elizabeth Leon Buena Vista, CO
8906 2.1 years ago John Rohrer New Cumberland , PA
8905 2.1 years ago Philippe Tardy Le Sentier, ot
8904 2.1 years ago Alan Thomas Miami, FL
8903 2.1 years ago Wim Van Aelst Aarschot, ot
8902 2.1 years ago Kristina Norman Yazoo city, MS
8901 2.1 years ago Jason Miller Arlington, VA
8900 2.1 years ago Ulisses M. BROCKTON, MA
8899 2.1 years ago Toni López Denver, CO
8898 2.1 years ago Gordon Purdie Wellington, ot
8897 2.1 years ago Eddy Stutfield Hannover, ot
8896 2.1 years ago Charlene Boydston Pahrump, NV
8895 2.1 years ago Elissa Wagner Aptos, CA
8894 2.1 years ago Anonymous Horsham, PA There are some innocent people in every prison!
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