Hobby Unit Contaminated Water Emergency sign now

Concerning the Hobby Unit, womens facility in Texas. The problem with water contamination is an ongoing problem. The EPA report of August 5, 2004, based on the data extracted July 17, 2004. shows that the water being used for showering, cooking, and drinking, is contaminated and has been tested positive with the contaminate Atrazine. There are no purification methods being sought for these women inmates.
Potential short term health effects for Atrazine that the EPA has found when people are exposed to it for short periods of time are: congestion of heart, lungs and kidneys, low blood pressure, muscle spasms, weight loss, damage to adrenal glands.
Long term Atrazine has the potential to cause the following effects from a lifetime exposure at levels above the MCL: weight loss, cardiovascular damage, retinal and some muscle degeneration, and cancer.
Inmates and families of inmates are complaining they are in ill health and suffering from heat exhaustion, only adding to the problem. There is lack of ventilation bringing the temperature to 120 degrees inside the cell block, unsanitary conditions, sleep deprivation, and the contaminated water the inmates are being forced to drink due to fresh bottled water being short in supply, and not available to all inmates.
We the undersigned are appalled by lack of humane treatment, and ongoing medical problems due to this contaminated water. We demand that this matter be investigated, and a suitable solution be made at once. These inmates are human beings and are incarcerated for rehabilitation, and not to be punished or mistreated. We demand bottled water for all inmates, and that the contamination problem be cleaned up, like it would be done anywhere else.We see this as an emergency as inmates are already showing symptoms of Atrazine exposure.

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Latest Signatures

  • 21 December 2015550. Kathleen K
    The autrocity must be corrected.
  • 11 December 2015549. Giorgio N
  • 08 December 2015548. John Ekonomouattorneyatl
    This is cruel and unusual punishment. Do the right thing and fix the problem.
  • 05 December 2015547. Karlos D
    Life is hard enough in jail without having to worry about impure drinking water. That should not be a problem here. Maybe in some poor, disadvantaged country, but not the USA.
  • 01 December 2015546. Garland J
    I support this petition
  • 22 November 2015545. Carol P
    I support this petition
  • 05 November 2015544. Lisa V
    I just did 3 yrs at Hobby and agree the water situation is horrible
  • 04 November 2015543. Semico J
    I support this petition
  • 01 November 2015542. Lynn Rhartzp
    I support this petition
  • 13 October 2015541. Kim B
    This should be resolved. Yes its a prison but really people should be able to drink the water. That is something that happens in other countries not the United States.
  • 10 October 2015540. Alexis S
    This is ludacris! especially with these women working in the fields out there. and wut about the inmates who have no one to give them money for commisary. something needs to be done ASAP!:(
  • 01 October 2015539. Jeanene M
    I support this petition
  • 22 September 2015538. Eric G
    this must be fixed! it made my friend cry to think that her grandmother was in jail, sick, and being treated like this!
  • 09 September 2015537. Isabel M
    I have a cousin there that is not right this should get fixed immediately if you had relatives in a place like this you would know how much it hurt and would not waiste time in fixing this problem.
  • 01 September 2015536. Karen S
    This is beyond cruel and unusual punishment ! This is a problem that needs to be fixed immediately ! Animals are treated better than this !
  • 01 September 2015535. Kerri M
    I support this petition
  • 21 August 2015534. Shirley W
    I ask the guards while I was there visiting about the water. They said or she said I don't water I bring my own drinks. That told me that the water is very very bad and I hope to God that TDC will fix this problem.
  • 18 August 2015533. Shannon D
    My heart goes out to any one human being that is being treated in this sort of manner this is cruel and unjust. I hope my signature helps and this problem gets resolved. God bless
  • 17 August 2015532. Masarati P
    I support this petition
  • 04 August 2015531. Peggy F
    I support this petition
  • 23 July 2015530. Joyce C
    I support this petition
  • 07 July 2015529. Kelley P
    I support this petition
  • 25 June 2015528. Joyce B
  • 24 June 2015527. Ginger H
    I support this petition
  • 19 June 2015526. Justin O
    my cusin is in there. im only 9 years old i see my dad worry becuase you guys wony fix the water please dont kill my cousin in ther with your poison water and rotten food thank you
  • 19 June 2015525. Deedee B
    I support this petition
  • 16 June 2015524. Pamela E
    I support this petition

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TDCJ, Warden Karen Brown, medical staff at Hobby Unit, Tx., Mayor and Board Of Health Marlin Tx., The American Red Cross, and all others in authority to fix this emergency problem


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