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.
8893 1 year ago George Menzies BC
8892 1 year ago Mark Mansfield Geneva, NY
8891 1 year ago Veronica Rehné Gävle, CO
8890 1 year ago Bryan Kurowski Franklin, TN
8889 1 year ago Tiffany Witmer Stamford, CT
8888 1 year ago Isalien Jamar Grez-Doiceau, ot
8887 1 year ago Barbara Gideon Palm Beach Gardens, FL
8886 1 year ago Carolyn and Will Doric Harrisburg, PA
8885 1 year ago Bert Newsom Crest Hill, IL
8884 1 year ago stephen hale Nimbin, ot Access to clean water is a human right, just because these people are prisoners doesn't take away that right.
8883 1 year ago Robert Hatton Portland, OR
8882 1 year ago Christopher Reddick Indianapolis, IN Standing together to oppose atrocities such as the abuse of the inmates at Eastham Unit being made to drink what's probably contaminated water.
8881 1 year ago Pedro Augusto Redondo Saraiva Lisboa , ot
8880 1 year ago Anonymous Barrie, ON
8879 1 year ago Robert Williams Fairview Park, OH
8878 1 year ago Edward Lyon Trenton, ME
8877 1 year ago Sheila Kelley Pine Bush, NY
8876 1 year ago Jim Ewing Mansfield, TX
8875 1 year ago Garrick Balk South Elgin, IL
8874 1 year ago Henry Sanchez Ojai, CA
8873 1 year ago Richard Wojtowicz Bozeman, MT Are prisoners not also human?
8872 1 year ago Rev Crow Swimsaway PhD New Marshfield, OH
8871 1 year ago yvonne Pratt Patchogue, NY
8870 1 year ago janet miller Pagosa Springs, CO
8869 1 year ago Shaunta Dawson Branchville, VA
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