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.
8989 7 months ago Kelly Kraus Smithville, MO
8988 8 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.
8987 8 months ago ibrahim rexhepi ville la grand, ot
8986 8 months ago nathalie guyonvarch ville la grand, ot
8985 8 months ago Teresa Kohl Manteno, IL
8984 9 months ago Sonja Baris Clinton, MA
8983 9 months ago Dee Hoke Oskaloosa, IA
8982 10 months ago Ashley Decker Margate, FL
8981 10 months ago Nancy Sprague Rockford, OH
8980 10 months ago Anonymous Evry, AZ We know your responsibilities: shame on you. From France.
8979 11 months ago Janetta Artis Xenia, OH
8978 11 months ago Anna Rincon Kennesaw, GA
8977 11 months ago Zack Wise Toronto, ON
8976 11 months ago Joseph Herten Dearborn, MI
8975 11 months ago nicola giacobbe torino, ot
8974 11 months ago wes howard Hutchins, TX
8973 11 months ago Kathryn Little Cleveland , OH
8972 11 months ago carrie weil santa monica, CA
8971 11 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 12 months ago Tiffany Strauch Schertz , TX
8969 12 months ago Anonymous Lubbock, TX Praying for all at Eastham!
8968 12 months ago Anonymous TX
8967 12 months ago Anonymous Quinlan, TX
8966 12 months ago Mary Jane Sanders Santa fe, TX
8965 12 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...
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