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.
9012 1 month ago Anonymous Okc, OK Please help fix Eastham water ,The Inmates are still human an deserve good clean water..
9011 1 month ago Klarisse Dexter Lemon Grove, CA
9010 1 month ago Shelley Strohm Los Angeles, CA
9009 1 month 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 1 month 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 months ago Rosie Bancroft Seattle, WA
9006 4 months ago Flora Benson Seattle, WA
9005 4 months ago Calvin Burnap Seattle, WA
9004 4 months ago Samantha Benson Seattle, WA
9003 4 months ago Kat Behrend Seattle, WA
9002 4 months ago Anonymous Seattle, WA
9001 4 months ago Beth Leonard Seattle, WA
9000 4 months ago Nadya Zawaideh Seattle, WA
8999 4 months ago Angelica Chazaro Seattle, WA
8998 4 months ago Rania Spade Seattle, WA
8997 4 months ago Daniel Hanson Seattle, WA It is a basic right to have clean water. This is unacceptable and needs to be corrected immediately. These people's lives are in your care and you are failing them.
8996 4 months ago Ina Emmanuel Seattle, WA
8995 4 months ago Skylar Brett SEATTLE, WA
8994 4 months ago Katrina Spade Seattle, WA
8993 4 months ago Bridge Joyce Seattle, WA
8992 4 months ago sylas wright SEATTLE, WA It is completely unacceptable that there is no safe drinking water for the inmates of Eastham Unit. This needs to be addressed immediately.
8991 4 months ago Leeanns Fain Butler , KY
8990 4 months ago Carol Brooks Missouri City, TX I my son was on this unit for about 5yrs. I'm not certain but I'll find out for sure. All the units are in need of a filtered water system, and AC units, Texas heat is unbearable, animals are treate...
8989 4 months ago Kelly Kraus Smithville, MO
8988 5 months ago Andre Evans Houston, TX There are prisoners who are being diagnosed with cancer and having nearly identical medical problems. We need to stop poisoning our Texas residents.
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