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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8839 1 year ago Julie Bach Sarasota, FL
8838 1 year ago Katherine Smyth Wellington, ot
8837 1 year ago Johnny Jones Jr Minneapolis, MN
8836 1 year ago Michael Hayton Tempe, AZ
8835 1 year ago Anonymous Poynette, WI
8834 1 year ago John Kesich Venice, FL Doesn't being given contaminated water constitute cruel and unusual punishment?
8833 1 year ago Susan Osada Buffalo Grove, IL
8832 1 year ago Eric Dills Orange, CA
8831 1 year ago Anonymous New Holland, PA
8830 1 year ago Kimberly Bouchard-Shapiro Meriden, CT
8829 1 year ago Susan Chandler Fort Pierce, FL
8828 1 year ago Anonymous Beltsville, MD
8827 1 year ago Sheila Mandell Fort Lauderdale , FL
8826 1 year ago Anonymous Rotterdam, ot
8825 1 year ago Anonymous Peoria, AZ
8824 1 year ago Margaret Handley Orlando, FL
8823 1 year ago Anonymous Snellville, GA
8822 1 year ago Donna Kurtenbach Saskatoon, SK
8821 1 year ago Jeannette Sander Gransee, ot
8820 1 year ago David Hind Irvine, CA
8819 1 year ago Randy Schick Stevens Point, WI
8818 1 year ago Dawn Olney Prairie Village, KS
8817 1 year ago David Pinno New London, WI
8816 1 year ago Paula Geroux Willits, CA
8815 1 year ago Adam Ostler Adelaide, ot
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