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.
8964 1 year ago Timmi Clowdus Kaufman , TX This problem needs to get resolved asap!!
8963 1 year ago Anonymous TX Please clean the water at Eastham, everyone deserves clean drinking water!
8962 1 year ago M Adaline Jyurovat Boulder, CO We also know from research by Reuters, that cities across the US have major problems:
"A Reuters examination of lead testing results across the country found almost 3,000 areas with poisoning ra'); return false;">...
8961 1 year ago Ken Gale NYC, NY Just because it's legal doesn't mean it's moral or ethical, and that needs to change, too.
8960 1 year ago Ken Mayers Hackensack, NJ
8959 1 year ago Luisa h Roanoke, VA What is wrong with you people?
8958 1 year ago Alan Sundby Madison, WI
8957 1 year ago Eileen Bill Santa Rosa, CA
8956 1 year ago Anonymous McKinney, TX
8955 1 year ago Anonymous McKinney, TX
8954 1 year ago Yusuf Khadar MD
8953 1 year ago Susan Charbonneau Goldsboro, NC
8952 1 year ago Donye Sacco LA, CA
8951 1 year ago Andre Walter Austin, TX
8950 1 year ago Patrick Malone Burnsville, MN
8949 1 year ago olivia jackson glendale, AZ
8948 1 year ago Patricia Harris Clevbeland, NY
8947 1 year ago Penelope Mazza Fairfield, IA
8946 1 year ago Kristin Huntoon Columbus, OH
8945 1 year ago Laura Epstein Magnolia, DE
8944 1 year ago Kathleen Lochhead New Westminster, BC
8943 1 year ago Anonymous San Antonio, TX I wonder what President Donald Trump has to say on this inhumane issue.
8942 1 year ago georgia williams plymouth, MA it is cruel and unusual to force people to drink contaminated water
8941 1 year ago Anonymous Mount Pleasant , SC
8940 1 year ago Sheila Dillon Small Town, MN
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