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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8962 10 months ago M 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 rahttp://www.reuters.com/investigates/special-report/usa-lead-testing/'); return false;">...
8961 10 months 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 10 months ago Ken Mayers Hackensack, NJ
8959 10 months ago Luisa h Roanoke, VA What is wrong with you people?
8958 10 months ago Alan Sundby Madison, WI
8957 10 months ago Eileen Bill Santa Rosa, CA
8956 10 months ago Anonymous McKinney, TX
8955 10 months ago Anonymous McKinney, TX
8954 10 months ago Yusuf Khadar MD
8953 10 months ago Susan Charbonneau Goldsboro, NC
8952 10 months ago Donye Sacco LA, CA
8951 10 months ago Andre Walter Austin, TX
8950 10 months ago Patrick Malone Burnsville, MN
8949 10 months ago olivia jackson glendale, AZ
8948 10 months ago Patricia Harris Clevbeland, NY
8947 11 months ago PENELOPE MAZZA FAIRFIELD, IA
8946 11 months ago Kristin Huntoon Columbus, OH
8945 11 months ago Laura Epstein Magnolia, DE
8944 11 months ago kathleen lochhead New Westminster, FL
8943 11 months ago Anonymous San Antonio, TX I wonder what President Donald Trump has to say on this inhumane issue.
8942 11 months ago georgia williams plymouth, MA it is cruel and unusual to force people to drink contaminated water
8941 11 months ago Anonymous Mount Pleasant , SC
8940 11 months ago Sheila Dillon Small Town, MN
8939 11 months ago Alek Hyra Springfield, VA
8938 11 months ago Jack Scotcher London, DC
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