Jimmy Jenkins

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Senior Field Correspondent - East Valley

Jimmy Jenkins is a senior field correspondent at KJZZ and a reporter for NPR’s National Criminal Justice Desk. His work has been featured on All Things Considered, Marketplace, Here and Now, The Takeaway and NPR Newscasts.

Originally from Terre Haute, Indiana, Jenkins has a B.S. in criminology from Indiana State University and a master’s degree in journalism from Indiana University.

Law enforcement runs in Jenkins’ family, and much of his reporting has focused on the criminal justice system. Jenkins has reported on Tasers, body cameras, use of force, jail privatization, prison health care and the criminal contempt trial of former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

Title Author(s) Publication Date
Arizona Prisoners Say State Retaliated After Testimony In Health Care Case Jimmy Jenkins July 24, 2017
Mesa Councilman Ryan Winkle Pleads Guilty To DUI Charges Jimmy Jenkins July 20, 2017
Arizona Prison Health Care Contract Leads To 'Severe Understaffing' Jimmy Jenkins July 20, 2017
Arizona State Prison Inmate: 'We Are Not Being Treated As Human Beings' Jimmy Jenkins July 14, 2017
Inmates Claim Temperatures In Arizona Prisons Are Above 100 Degrees Jimmy Jenkins July 14, 2017
Mesa Residents Protest Police Brutality Jimmy Jenkins July 7, 2017
Closing Arguments Completed In Last Day Of Arpaio Trial Jimmy Jenkins July 6, 2017
Government And Defense To Give Closing Arguments In Arpaio Trial Jimmy Jenkins July 5, 2017
Mesa Man Stopped For Jaywalking Accuses Police Of Assault Jimmy Jenkins July 5, 2017
Arpaio Attorneys File Motion For Acquittal Jimmy Jenkins June 30, 2017
Defense Rests In Arpaio Criminal Contempt Trial Jimmy Jenkins June 29, 2017
Maricopa County Sheriff's Deputies Testify In Arpaio Contempt Trial Jimmy Jenkins June 28, 2017
Government Calls More Witnesses In Second Day Of Joe Arpaio Trial Jimmy Jenkins June 28, 2017
Joe Arpaio Contempt Case: Former Attorney Takes The Stand Jimmy Jenkins June 26, 2017
Flake Legislation Would Roll Back Arizona Ozone Standards Jimmy Jenkins June 21, 2017
More Than Half Of Maricopa County Budget Goes To Public Safety, Criminal Justice Jimmy Jenkins June 20, 2017
Several Hundred Inmates Still Sleeping Outdoors In Tent City Jimmy Jenkins, Mark Brodie June 20, 2017
Mesa Council Moves Forward With Disciplinary Hearing For Winkle Jimmy Jenkins June 15, 2017
Arpaio's Civil Contempt Admission Allowed In Criminal Trial Jimmy Jenkins June 15, 2017
Mesa Introduces New Police Chief Jimmy Jenkins June 8, 2017
MCSO Working To Remove Institutional Bias Jimmy Jenkins June 7, 2017
Flake Says NAFTA Withdrawal Would Be Disastrous For Arizona Jimmy Jenkins June 1, 2017
Arpaio's Words Can Be Used Against Him In Trial Jimmy Jenkins May 31, 2017
What's Next For The Tent City Jail Location? Jimmy Jenkins, Lauren Gilger May 25, 2017
Gilbert Road To Reopen After Washout Jimmy Jenkins May 25, 2017