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
$1 Million And Counting: Fines Mounting For Arizona Department Of Corrections Jimmy Jenkins Feb. 15, 2018
Department Of Corrections Seeks Billion Dollar Budget Jimmy Jenkins Feb. 13, 2018
Untold Arizona: The Only Boy Scout Troop Behind Bars Jimmy Jenkins Feb. 13, 2018
Shope Kills Feminine Hygiene Bill, Defers To Dept. Of Corrections Jimmy Jenkins Feb. 12, 2018
New Maricopa County Jail, Intake Facility Under Construction Jimmy Jenkins Feb. 9, 2018
All-Male Committee Hears Bill On Feminine Hygiene Products In Prison Jimmy Jenkins Feb. 5, 2018
Maricopa County Settles Lawsuit Over Arpaio's Workplace Raids Jimmy Jenkins Feb. 2, 2018
Federal Judge Strikes Down Kansas BDS Law Similar To Arizona's Jimmy Jenkins Feb. 1, 2018
Sections Of I-10 In Phoenix Closed This Weekend Jimmy Jenkins Jan. 26, 2018
'The Judge Is Upset:' Court Pursues Corizon Health Investigation Jimmy Jenkins Jan. 18, 2018
Arpaio's Entrance In Senate Race Changes Fundraising Landscape Jimmy Jenkins Jan. 18, 2018
Inmate Advised To 'Avoid Self-Harm' After Chewing Fingers Off Jimmy Jenkins Jan. 15, 2018
MCSO Officers Cleared After Internal Review Of Inmate Assault, Tasing Jimmy Jenkins Jan. 11, 2018
The Power Of The Mormon Vote Jimmy Jenkins Jan. 4, 2018
ACLU Building Criminal Justice Reform Team In Arizona Jimmy Jenkins Dec. 21, 2017
Federal Judge Calls For Hearing After KJZZ Report On Arizona Prison Health Care Jimmy Jenkins, Sky Schaudt Dec. 20, 2017
On The Inside: The Chaos Of Arizona Prison Health Care Jimmy Jenkins Dec. 18, 2017
Tucson Re-entry Group In Talks With Federal Agencies To Expand Curriculum Jimmy Jenkins Dec. 15, 2017
County Begins Renovation Of Madison Street Jail Jimmy Jenkins Dec. 13, 2017
Attorneys Assist With Claims Against MCSO For Unlawful Detentions Jimmy Jenkins Dec. 10, 2017
Police Release Body Camera Video In Daniel Shaver's Shooting Jimmy Jenkins Dec. 7, 2017
Victims Of MCSO's Illegal Stops, Detentions Eligible For Claims Jimmy Jenkins Dec. 7, 2017
Former Mesa Police Officer Cleared Of Murder Charge Jimmy Jenkins Dec. 7, 2017
Tracking Mesa Jail Costs Jimmy Jenkins Nov. 29, 2017
Prison Reform Group Alleges Clemency Board Unfairly Targeted Offender Jimmy Jenkins Nov. 28, 2017