State of Georgia Code 16-1-5: ‘Every person is presumed innocent until proved guilty. No person shall be convicted of a crime unless each element of such crime is proved beyond a reasonable doubt.’
‘The Verdict: The Christina Boyer Case’ is a multi-layered case study of the U.S. criminal justice system and mass incarceration. In the book and the accompanying exhibition, photographer and artist Jan Banning delves into a three decades-old murder case in Georgia. On April 14, 1992, 22-year-old Christina Boyer was arrested on suspicion of killing her toddler daughter Amber and sentenced to life plus 20 years in prison. Almost 30 years later, she is still incarcerated.