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.


1-25 of 9025 signatures
Number Date Name Location Please add comment.
9025 5 months ago Melissa Rios Dickinson, TX My husband is incarcerated at this unit and says how bad the water taste and smells.
9024 5 months ago Georgia Hughes Blackpool, GB+H2
9023 1 year ago Madeline Bogen Manhattan, KS
9022 1 year ago Darren Mitton Danielsville, GA
9021 1 year ago Michael Shaw Yucca Valley, CA
9020 2.2 years ago Christopher Dunham Feasterville, PA
9019 2.2 years ago Adrianna Savala Mesquite, TX
9018 2.7 years ago Rojrick Menifee Baytown, TX Yes I was on Eastham from 09 to 2017 and we always had problems. Sometimes we would go days without toilets . water stinks taste nasty and was issues boil notice in which our water was never boiled.
9017 2.9 years ago Anonymous San Antonio , TX To many getting sick. They are human not animals
9016 3.1 years ago Sudeshna Ghosh Jefferson, LA
9015 3.2 years ago Anonymous Arlington , TX
9014 3.4 years ago ELIZABETH ALMANZA SAN ANTONIO, TX
9013 3.5 years ago sharon harris millington, TN oh this is wrong my son is over there and he is sick and i just founded out about this someone better do something and i am trying to get him out of there blood in urine and now back issues with hi...
9012 3.6 years ago Anonymous Okc, OK Please help fix Eastham water ,The Inmates are still human an deserve good clean water..
9011 3.6 years ago Ked Garden Lemon Grove, CA
9010 3.6 years ago Shelley Strohm Lake Isabella, CA
9009 3.6 years ago B. Froelich Centreville, ot Prisoners are people, are human and as thus are entitled to basic human rights, just like everyone else. I'm not surprised that after having been treated worse than an animal at Eastham for 2 full y...
9008 3.7 years ago Anonymous Fulton, TX On so many levels the prison system is disgusting! From eating to drinking to misconduct and excessive abuse of force! From the smallest to the largest of rank all of them are guilty! It's sad to kn...
9007 3.8 years ago Rosie Bancroft Seattle, WA
9006 3.8 years ago Flora Benson Seattle, WA
9005 3.8 years ago Calvin Burnap Seattle, WA
9004 3.8 years ago Samantha Benson Seattle, WA
9003 3.8 years ago Kat Behrend Seattle, WA
9002 3.8 years ago Anonymous Seattle, WA
9001 3.8 years ago Beth Leonard Seattle, WA
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