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 9012 signatures
Number Date Name Location Please add comment.
8787 12 months ago Sam Robnett Reno, NV
8786 12 months ago Crystal Richards Baltimore, MD
8785 12 months ago john mathias charleston, SC
8784 12 months ago ian murray santa rosa, CA
8783 12 months 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 12 months ago Marie Weis Fox Island, WA
8781 12 months ago Leuise Crumble Chicago, IL
8780 12 months ago oscar grande garcia Madrid, Spain., ot
8779 12 months ago Caroline Williams Adelaide, ot
8778 12 months ago Michelle Neaylon ot
8777 12 months ago Paul Macomber Oak Hill, VA
8776 12 months ago Sidney Gibson University Hts., OH
8775 12 months ago Anonymous Wmstr, CA
8774 12 months ago Olivia Lim Davis, CA
8773 12 months ago Joshua Bastian El Sobrante, CA
8772 12 months 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 12 months ago Anonymous Middleton, WI
8770 12 months ago wes weaver Boone, NC
8769 12 months ago Evan Krichevsky Potomac, MD
8768 12 months ago Dennis Branse TAMARAC, FL
8767 12 months ago Laura Bivins Wilmington, NC
8766 12 months ago Barbara Loe Grant, MI
8765 12 months ago Carol and Barry Meehan Wappingers Falls, NY If water is too contaminated for guards to drink, it is too contaminated for prisoners to drink.
8764 12 months ago Shannon Schneble San Francisco, CA
8763 12 months ago A.A. Nagy Santa Rosa, CA Not providing clean water is a violation of human rights!
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