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.


126-150 of 9012 signatures
Number Date Name Location Please add comment.
8887 12 months ago Barbara Gideon Palm Beach Gardens, FL
8886 12 months ago Carolyn and Will Doric Harrisburg, PA
8885 12 months ago bert newsom crest hill, IL
8884 12 months 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 12 months ago Robert Hatton Portland, OR
8882 12 months 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 12 months ago Pedro Augusto Redondo Saraiva Lisboa , ot
8880 12 months ago Anonymous Barrie, ON
8879 12 months ago Robert Williams Fairview Park, OH
8878 12 months ago Edward Lyon Trenton, ME
8877 12 months ago Sheila Kelley Pine Bush, NY
8876 12 months ago Jim Ewing Mansfield, TX
8875 12 months ago Garrick Balk South Elgin, IL
8874 12 months ago henry sanchez ojai, CA
8873 12 months ago Richard Wojtowicz Bozeman, MT Are prisoners not also human?
8872 12 months ago Rev Crow Swimsaway PhD New Marshfield, OH
8871 12 months ago Yvonne Pratt Patchogue, NY
8870 12 months ago janet miller Pagosa Springs, CO
8869 12 months ago Shaunta Dawson Branchville , VA
8868 12 months ago Lillie Yancey Broadview, IL
8867 12 months ago Anonymous Humble, TX Every person, including inmates, should have access to water that is safe and not contaminated by any substance that will cause harm.
8866 12 months ago Judy Edgar Phoenix, AZ
8865 12 months ago Patricia Tehan MARCY, NY
8864 12 months ago Eleanor Begley Eureka , CA
8863 12 months ago Jarrett Holst Victoria, BC
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