Edward Palmore was born in Newark, New Jersey, where he attended public schools. Upon graduation from the University of Houston with a baccalaureate of arts degree in U.S. History, he commissioned as an air defense artillery office. Dr. Palmore then obtained a doctorate in counseling psychology from Boston University School of Education.
For over eighteen years, Dr. Palmore was incarcerated in the state of Georgia. And from a stell frame rack, he wrote novels, dramas, and song lyrics. His two-volume novel, Labyrinth, which depicts prison life and reentry Dr. Palmore present regularly from over his YouTube channel.
Dr. Palmore did not wait until he left prison to begin advocating for change. From behind razor wire and often in solitary confinement he pursued a case which was heard in the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals. The case is styled Palmore V. Tucker et al., 522 Fed. Appx 717; 2013 U.S. App.
The case has implications for first and eight amendment rights for prisoners.