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.
8868 1 year ago Lillie Yancey Broadview, IL
8867 1 year 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 1 year ago Judy Edgar Phoenix, AZ
8865 1 year ago Patricia Tehan MARCY, NY
8864 1 year ago Eleanor Begley Eureka , CA
8863 1 year ago Jarrett Holst Victoria, BC
8862 1 year ago Anonymous Las Vegas, NV
8861 1 year ago Anonymous Washington, DC
8860 1 year ago Peter Feldman St. Catharines, ON
8859 1 year ago Mary Myers Eureka, CA The warden and guards should have to eat and drink the same supplies as the prisoners, That would guaranted the healthful food and water for all.
8858 1 year ago Karen Hinderstein West Park, NY
8857 1 year ago Crystal Conklin Portland, OR
8856 1 year ago Nandi van Tonder Pretoria, ot
8855 1 year ago Arlene Lokomowitz Brooklyn, NY
8854 1 year ago Karen Hughes Columbus, OH
8853 1 year ago Sandra McClennen Oberlin, OH
8852 1 year ago Howard Lanus Tempe, AZ
8851 1 year ago Sharon Russick Deerfield Beach, FL
8850 1 year ago E. Mothershead Mesa, AZ
8849 1 year ago Olivier Resca Lee, MA
8848 1 year ago Dawn Hostetler Phoenix, AZ
8847 1 year ago Jason Kruger LOVELAND, CO
8846 1 year ago Rosemary Kean Dorchester Center, MA Only a totally corrupted society doesn't pay attention to health and welfare of the helpless or vulnerable.
8845 1 year ago Penny Rubinfine NEW YORK, NY
8844 1 year ago Matthew Bartmore San Diego , CA
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