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.
8862 12 months ago Anonymous Las Vegas, NV
8861 12 months ago Anonymous Washington, DC
8860 12 months ago Peter Feldman St. Catharines, ON
8859 12 months 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 12 months ago Karen Hinderstein West Park, NY
8857 12 months ago Crystal Conklin Portland, OR
8856 12 months ago Nandi van Tonder Pretoria, ot
8855 12 months ago Arlene lokomowitz Brooklyn, NY
8854 12 months ago Karen Hughes Columbus, OH
8853 12 months ago Sandra McClennen Oberlin, OH
8852 12 months ago Howard Lanus Tempe, AZ
8851 12 months ago Sharon Russick Deerfield Beach, FL
8850 12 months ago E. Mothershead Mesa, AZ
8849 12 months ago Olivier Resca Lee, MA
8848 12 months ago Dawn Hostetler Phoenix, AZ
8847 12 months ago Jason Kruger LOVELAND, CO
8846 12 months 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 12 months ago Penny Rubinfine NY, NY
8844 12 months ago Matthew Barmore San Diego , CA
8843 12 months ago Stephen Orefice Rockville Centre, NY
8842 12 months ago Stephen Orefice Rockville Centre, NY
8841 12 months ago Madria Everson Southfield, MI
8840 12 months ago Rose Wood Verona, WI
8839 12 months ago Julie Bach Durango, CO
8838 12 months ago Katherine Smyth Wellington, ot
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