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
Sheriffs Blindsided By Ducey's Plan To Move Inmates To County Jails Jimmy Jenkins Jan. 16, 2020
Governor Announces Closing Of State Prison In Florence Jimmy Jenkins Jan. 14, 2020
Maricopa County Using New Ballots, Machines Jimmy Jenkins Jan. 9, 2020
County Attorney's Office Changes Structure Of Diversion Programs Jimmy Jenkins Jan. 7, 2020
Hundreds Of Temporary Census Jobs Available At Tempe Call Center Jimmy Jenkins Jan. 3, 2020
Ruling Expected Soon In Pinal Transportation Tax Case Jimmy Jenkins Jan. 3, 2020
Moratorium Lifted On San Tan Valley Water Hookups Jimmy Jenkins Jan. 2, 2020
Q&AZ: How Are Superior Court Judges Selected? Jimmy Jenkins Jan. 2, 2020
Q&AZ: Does Snow On The Four Peaks End Up In Our Drinking Water Supply? Jimmy Jenkins Jan. 2, 2020
Women Say Prison Is Withholding Toilet Paper, Tampons Jimmy Jenkins Dec. 27, 2019
Study: Youth Incarceration Trending Down Nationwide Jimmy Jenkins Dec. 19, 2019
Maricopa County Facing Large Mumps Outbreak Jimmy Jenkins Dec. 19, 2019
Leaders Celebrate South Mountain Freeway Project Jimmy Jenkins Dec. 18, 2019
AZ Clean Elections Commission Educating Voters Against Misinformation Jimmy Jenkins Dec. 13, 2019
Corrections Department Will Use Inmate Fees To Pay For Locks Jimmy Jenkins Dec. 13, 2019
Health Care Worker Falsified Records Of Incarcerated Patient Who Died Jimmy Jenkins Dec. 5, 2019
Bill Would End Private Health Care Mandate For Prisons Jimmy Jenkins Dec. 5, 2019
Panel On Incarcerated Women: Findings Were Ignored Jimmy Jenkins Dec. 3, 2019
Committee Suggests Changes To Earned Release Credit System Jimmy Jenkins, Lauren Gilger Dec. 2, 2019
Retaliation And Stigma Of Mental Illness Force Arizona Correctional Officers To Suffer In Silence Jimmy Jenkins, Mark Brodie, Steve Goldstein Nov. 22, 2019
Department Of Environmental Quality Investigating Water Contamination At Prison Jimmy Jenkins Nov. 21, 2019
5 Candidates File To Run For Maricopa County Sheriff Jimmy Jenkins Nov. 21, 2019
Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office Previews New Jail Jimmy Jenkins Nov. 21, 2019
AZ Town Hall To Discuss Impact Of Incarceration On Families Jimmy Jenkins Nov. 14, 2019
New Graphite Processing Facility Opens In Mesa Jimmy Jenkins Nov. 14, 2019