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.
8968 1 year ago Anonymous TX
8967 1 year ago Anonymous Quinlan, TX
8966 1 year ago Mary Jane Sanders Santa fe, TX
8965 1 year 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 1 year ago Timmi Clowdus Kaufman , TX This problem needs to get resolved asap!!
8963 1 year ago Anonymous TX Please clean the water at Eastham, everyone deserves clean drinking water!
8962 1 year ago Adaline Jyurovat Boulder, CO We also know from research by Reuters, that cities across the US have major problems:
"A Reuters examination of lead testing results across the country found almost 3,000 areas with poisoning ra'); return false;">...
8961 1 year ago Ken Gale NYC, NY Just because it's legal doesn't mean it's moral or ethical, and that needs to change, too.
8960 1 year ago Ken Mayers Hackensack, NJ
8959 1 year ago Luisa h Roanoke, VA What is wrong with you people?
8958 1 year ago Alan Sundby Madison, WI
8957 1 year ago Eileen Bill Santa Rosa, CA
8956 1 year ago Anonymous McKinney, TX
8955 1 year ago Anonymous McKinney, TX
8954 1 year ago Yusuf Khadar MD
8953 1 year ago Susan Charbonneau Goldsboro, NC
8952 1 year ago donye sacco Los Angeles, CA
8951 1 year ago Andre Walter Austin, TX
8950 1 year ago Patrick Malone St Louis Park , MN
8949 1 year ago olivia jackson glendale, AZ
8948 1 year ago Patricia Harris Cleveland, NY
8947 1 year ago Penelope Mazza Fairfield, IA
8946 1 year ago Kristin Huntoon Columbus, OH
8945 1 year ago Laura Epstein Magnolia, DE
8944 1 year ago Kathleen Lochhead New Westminster, BC
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