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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8912 11 months ago Jake Davis Chico, CA
8911 11 months ago Amina Abu Ghazaleh Rudkøbing, ot
8910 11 months ago Elsie Jelmert Browns Mills, NJ
8909 11 months ago Sarena Sheridan Reno, NV
8908 11 months ago Nanae Nakajima ON
8907 11 months ago Elizabeth Leon Buena Vista, CO
8906 11 months ago John Rohrer New Cumberland , PA
8905 11 months ago Philippe Tardy Le Sentier, ot
8904 11 months ago Alan Thomas Miami, FL
8903 11 months ago Wim Van Aelst Aarschot, ot
8902 11 months ago Kristina Norman Yazoo city, MS
8901 11 months ago Jason Miller Arlington, VA
8900 11 months ago Ulisses M. BROCKTON, MA
8899 11 months ago Toni López Denver, CO
8898 11 months ago Gordon Purdie Wellington, ot
8897 11 months ago Eddy Stutfield Hannover, ot
8896 12 months ago Charlene Boydston Pahrump, NV
8895 12 months ago Elissa Wagner Aptos, CA
8894 12 months ago Anonymous Horsham, PA There are some innocent people in every prison!
8893 12 months ago George Menzies BC
8892 12 months ago Mark Mansfield Geneva, NY
8891 12 months ago Veronica Rehné Gävle, CO
8890 12 months ago Bryan Kurowski Franklin, TN
8889 12 months ago Tiffany Witmer Stamford, CT
8888 12 months ago Isalien Jamar Grez-Doiceau, ot
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