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.


226-250 of 9018 signatures
Number Date Name Location Please add comment.
8793 1 year ago Anonymous Fair Oaks Ranch, TX
8792 1 year ago Allison Bening Toledo, OH
8791 1 year ago Lina Braunstein Sacramento, CA
8790 1 year ago Steve S Washington, DC
8789 1 year ago Silvio Bendinelli Chiesina Uzzanese, OT
8788 1 year ago Susan Rutman Hastings on Hudson, NY
8787 1 year ago Sam Robnett Reno, NV
8786 1 year ago Crystal Richards Baltimore, MD
8785 1 year ago John Mathias Charleston, SC
8784 1 year ago Ian Murray Ann Arbor, MI
8783 1 year ago Mark Hinds Libertyville, IL Prisoners should not be subjected to penalties beyond the law, and that includes being poisoned or starved. If the state can't afford to keep them in conventionally decent conditions, then it shoul...
8782 1 year ago Marie Weis Fox Island, WA
8781 1 year ago Leuise Crumble Chicago, IL
8780 1 year ago oscar grande garcia Madrid, Spain., ot
8779 1 year ago Caroline Williams Adelaide, ot
8778 1 year ago Michelle Neaylon ot
8777 1 year ago Paul Macomber Herndon, VA
8776 1 year ago Sidney Gibson University Heights , OH
8775 1 year ago Anonymous Wmstr, CA
8774 1 year ago Olivia Lim Davis, CA
8773 1 year ago Joshua Bastian El Sobrante, CA
8772 1 year ago Christina Irwin Lake Oswego, OR It is unconscienable to provide contaminated water or food to prisoners for whose life and welfare the government is responsible. The prison administration should be prosecuted for poisoning prisone...
8771 1 year ago Anonymous Middleton, WI
8770 1 year ago Wes Weaver Boone, NC
8769 1 year ago Evan Krichevsky Potomac, MD
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