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.
8993 1 year ago Bridge Joyce Seattle, WA
8992 1 year 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 1 year ago Leeanns Fain Butler , KY
8990 1 year 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 1 year ago Kelly Kraus Smithville, MO
8988 1 year 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.
8987 1 year ago ibrahim rexhepi ville la grand, ot
8986 1 year ago nathalie guyonvarch ville la grand, ot
8985 1 year ago Teresa Kohl Manteno, IL
8984 1 year ago Sonja Baris Clinton, MA
8983 1 year ago Dee Hoke Oskaloosa, IA
8982 1 year ago Ash Decker Margate, FL
8981 1 year ago Nancy Sprague Rockford, OH
8980 1 year ago Anonymous Evry, AZ We know your responsibilities: shame on you. From France.
8979 1 year ago Janetta Artis Xenia, OH
8978 1 year ago Anna Rincon Kennesaw, GA
8977 1 year ago Zack Wise Toronto, ON
8976 1 year ago Joseph Herten Dearborn, MI
8975 1 year ago nicola giacobbe torino, ot
8974 1 year ago wes Howard Hutchins, TX
8973 1 year ago Kathryn Little Cleveland , OH
8972 1 year ago carrie weil santa monica, CA
8971 1 year ago Anonymous Burnet, TX My son was in administrative segregation for 18 months at Eastham. He had emergency surgery at Galveston after being transferred by ambulance.
8970 1 year ago Tiffany Strauch Schertz , TX
8969 1 year ago Anonymous Lubbock, TX Praying for all at Eastham!
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