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 Follows National Trend In Rising Violent Crime Rates Jimmy Jenkins Sept. 25, 2017
DOJ: No Precedent For Joe Arpaio Pardon, But Conviction Should Be Dismissed Jimmy Jenkins Sept. 22, 2017
Laborers Call For Heads Of ICA, ADOSH To Step Down Jimmy Jenkins Sept. 21, 2017
Attorneys Investigating Arizona Prisoner's Death Jimmy Jenkins Sept. 19, 2017
Arizona Judge Not Ready To Vacate Joe Arpaio's Guilty Verdict Jimmy Jenkins Sept. 15, 2017
Judge Losing Confidence In AZ Department Of Corrections Jimmy Jenkins Sept. 13, 2017
Contractors Turn To 'Prefab' Construction Amid Skilled Labor Shortage Jimmy Jenkins Sept. 13, 2017
Prison Health Care Contract Amendment Could Lead To Financial Windfall For Corizon Jimmy Jenkins Sept. 13, 2017
Federal Judge: 'Ghost Of Retaliation' Hangs Over Arizona Prison Health Care Settlement Jimmy Jenkins Sept. 12, 2017
DOJ Asks Judge To Throw Out Joe Arpaio Verdict Jimmy Jenkins Sept. 12, 2017
Penzone Orders Review Of Posse Program Jimmy Jenkins Sept. 8, 2017
Phoenix Looks To Expand Near Camelback Mountain Christina Estes, Jimmy Jenkins Sept. 7, 2017
Winkle Removed From Council For Violating Mesa Charter Jimmy Jenkins Aug. 31, 2017
Winkle Offers To Accept Censure, Pay Fine To Avoid Hearing Jimmy Jenkins Aug. 30, 2017
Joe Arpaio: Accepting Pardon Is Not An Admission Of Guilt Jimmy Jenkins Aug. 28, 2017
President Trump Grants Pardon To Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio Of Arizona Jimmy Jenkins, Christina Estes Aug. 25, 2017
Flake Holds Meeting On Breaking Up 9th Circuit Jimmy Jenkins Aug. 25, 2017
Trump: Arpaio Will Be 'Just Fine,' Hints Again At Pardon Jimmy Jenkins Aug. 23, 2017
White House Says No Pardon Planned For Former Sheriff Arpaio Jimmy Jenkins Aug. 22, 2017
Experts Say A Presidential Pardon For Joe Arpaio Would Be Rare Jimmy Jenkins Aug. 21, 2017
Confederate Monument Tarred And Feathered In Apache Junction Jimmy Jenkins Aug. 17, 2017
President Trump Says He May Pardon Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio Jimmy Jenkins Aug. 14, 2017
Mesa Jail Privatization Comes At A Cost To Other Phoenix-Area Cities Jimmy Jenkins Aug. 14, 2017
Correctional Health Care Company Slow To Pay Hospital Jimmy Jenkins Aug. 10, 2017
Low Staffing At Arizona Prisons Could Lead To Big Fines Jimmy Jenkins Aug. 9, 2017