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
Q&AZ: Why Is Mesa Called Mesa? Jimmy Jenkins March 4, 2019
SRP Says Winter Storms Helped To Fill Up Reservoirs Jimmy Jenkins Feb. 28, 2019
Activists Call For Better Prisons Health Care Jimmy Jenkins Feb. 26, 2019
Winter Storm Dumping Heavy Snowfall, Rain Across Arizona Holliday Moore, Lauren Gilger, Steve Goldstein, Laurel Morales, Mythili Gubbi, Jimmy Jenkins, Isabella Hulsizer, Al Macias, Kerry Fehr-Snyder
Associated Press
Feb. 21, 2019
Prison Sentencing Reform Stalls At The Arizona House Jimmy Jenkins Feb. 20, 2019
National Emergency Declarations Not Unprecedented Jimmy Jenkins Feb. 14, 2019
ABA Calls For Free Feminine Hygiene Products For All Incarcerated Women Jimmy Jenkins Feb. 14, 2019
Criminal Justice Reform Activists Push For Hearings Jimmy Jenkins Feb. 13, 2019
Phoenix Police Department To Begin Body Camera Rollout Jimmy Jenkins Feb. 7, 2019
Judge Slaps Down State's Bid To Limit Prison Health Care Investigation Jimmy Jenkins Jan. 31, 2019
Guadalupe Celebrates New Firetruck Purchased With Aid From Indian Communities Jimmy Jenkins Jan. 31, 2019
ASU Seeks To Expand Presence In D.C. Jimmy Jenkins Jan. 24, 2019
Activists Gather To Lobby For Criminal Justice Reform Jimmy Jenkins, Mark Brodie Jan. 23, 2019
Whistleblower Says Corizon Health Official Directed Him To Cheat Prison Monitors Jimmy Jenkins Jan. 23, 2019
Formerly Incarcerated People Say Sentence Reduction Can Inspire Hope Jimmy Jenkins Jan. 22, 2019
Corizon Health Loses Arizona Prison Health Care Contract Jimmy Jenkins Jan. 19, 2019
Phoenix Indian Medical Center Receives Aid Jimmy Jenkins, Steve Goldstein Jan. 18, 2019
Police: Dead Newborn Found In Amazon Site's Restroom Jimmy Jenkins Jan. 17, 2019
Suit Filed Against MCCCD Over Elimination Of Football Jimmy Jenkins Jan. 10, 2019
Food Bank Offers Meals For Federal Workers Jimmy Jenkins Jan. 10, 2019
Commissioner Kennedy Promises To Deliver Jimmy Jenkins Jan. 8, 2019
History Made As Arizona Senators Sworn In Jimmy Jenkins Jan. 3, 2019
Group Challenges Ballot Measure That Would Stop Light Rail Expansion In Phoenix Jimmy Jenkins, Lauren Gilger Jan. 3, 2019
Criminal Justice Advocates See Opportunities Jimmy Jenkins Dec. 19, 2018
Gas Line Eruption Causes $2M Headache For ADC Jimmy Jenkins, Mark Brodie Dec. 19, 2018