The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit frequently hears cases brought by prisoners complaining about abuse or facility conditions or seeking to overturn their convictions. On Wednesday a three-judge panel of the court heard a more unusual prison case—one brought by the wife of a Georgia prisoner.

The plaintiff, Delma Jackson, is the wife of Miguel Jackson, who according to the state Department of Corrections website is serving time for armed robbery and aggravated assault at a maximum security state prison in Jackson. Her lawsuit claims that prison officials in 2012 permanently took away her right to visit her husband.

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