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.
8987 6 months ago ibrahim rexhepi ville la grand, ot
8986 6 months ago nathalie guyonvarch ville la grand, ot
8985 6 months ago Teresa Kohl Manteno, IL
8984 7 months ago Sonja Baris Clinton, MA
8983 7 months ago Dee Hoke Oskaloosa, IA
8982 7 months ago Ash Decker Margate, FL
8981 8 months ago Nancy Sprague Rockford, OH
8980 8 months ago Anonymous Evry, AZ We know your responsibilities: shame on you. From France.
8979 8 months ago Janetta Artis Xenia, OH
8978 8 months ago Anna Rincon Kennesaw, GA
8977 8 months ago Zack Wise Toronto, ON
8976 8 months ago Joseph Herten Dearborn, MI
8975 8 months ago nicola giacobbe torino, ot
8974 9 months ago wes howard Hutchins, TX
8973 9 months ago Kathryn Little Cleveland , OH
8972 9 months ago carrie weil santa monica, CA
8971 9 months 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 9 months ago Tiffany Strauch Schertz , TX
8969 9 months ago Anonymous Lubbock, TX Praying for all at Eastham!
8968 9 months ago Anonymous TX
8967 9 months ago Anonymous Quinlan, TX
8966 9 months ago Mary Jane Sanders Santa fe, TX
8965 9 months ago Shauna Bullis Kerrville, TX I could only imagine that the little water they do get in ths summer is contaminated. I am sure as old as this prison is the water well is the root of the problem. I can only pray in the future my h...
8964 9 months ago Timmi Clowdus Kaufman , TX This problem needs to get resolved asap!!
8963 9 months ago Anonymous TX Please clean the water at Eastham, everyone deserves clean drinking water!
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