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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8837 12 months ago Johnny Jones Jr Minneapolis, MN
8836 12 months ago Michael Hayton Tempe, AZ
8835 12 months ago Anonymous Poynette, WI
8834 12 months ago John Kesich Venice, FL Doesn't being given contaminated water constitute cruel and unusual punishment?
8833 12 months ago Susan Osada Buffalo Grove, IL
8832 12 months ago Eric Dills Orange, CA
8831 12 months ago Anonymous New Holland, PA
8830 12 months ago Kimberly Bouchard-Shapiro Meriden, CT
8829 12 months ago Susan Chandler Fort Pierce, FL
8828 12 months ago Anonymous Beltsville, MD
8827 12 months ago Sheila Mandell Fort Lauderdale , FL
8826 12 months ago Anonymous Rotterdam, ot
8825 12 months ago Anonymous Peoria, AZ
8824 12 months ago Margaret Handley Orlando , FL
8823 12 months ago Anonymous Snellville, GA
8822 12 months ago Donna Kurtenbach Saskatoon, SK
8821 12 months ago Jeannette Sander Gransee, ot
8820 12 months ago David Hind Irvine, CA
8819 12 months ago Randy Schick Stevens Point, WI
8818 12 months ago Dawn Olney Prairie Village , KS
8817 12 months ago David Pinno New London, WI
8816 12 months ago Paula Geroux Redwood Valley, CA
8815 12 months ago Adam Ostler Adelaide, ot
8814 12 months ago Anonymous Troy, NM
8813 12 months ago Brad Nelson Oxnard, CA
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