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
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
Study Examines Increase In Female Prison Population Jimmy Jenkins Dec. 18, 2018
Advocacy Group Pushes For Prison Reform Jimmy Jenkins, Lauren Gilger Dec. 13, 2018
Judge Hires Expert To Review AZ Prison Health Care Jimmy Jenkins, Mark Brodie Dec. 6, 2018
Committee On Recidivism, Sentencing Reform Dissolved Jimmy Jenkins Dec. 6, 2018
Arizona Inmates Allege Civil Rights Abuses In Aftermath Of Deadly Yuma Prison Riot Jimmy Jenkins Dec. 3, 2018
DOJ Offers Grant To Address Crimes In Indian Country Jimmy Jenkins Nov. 29, 2018
Tempe Police Chief Addresses Officer Behavior Jimmy Jenkins Nov. 16, 2018
Study: Racial Disparities Found In Inmate Population Jimmy Jenkins Nov. 15, 2018
Judge Denies Motions For Relief From More Oversight In Prison Health Care Case Jimmy Jenkins Nov. 15, 2018
Corp Comm Allows Hookups In Johnson Utilities Area Jimmy Jenkins Nov. 8, 2018
Doug Ducey Re-Elected As Arizona Governor, Defeating David Garcia Jimmy Jenkins Nov. 6, 2018
3 Candidates Vie For State's Top Job Jimmy Jenkins Nov. 1, 2018
Ferrara, Stanton Square Off In 9th Congressional District Jimmy Jenkins Oct. 31, 2018
Scabies Confirmed At 2 Arizona Prisons Jimmy Jenkins Oct. 26, 2018
Special Attorneys To Prosecute Crimes Against Native Women Jimmy Jenkins Oct. 25, 2018