Jimmy Jenkins

Senior Field Correspondent

Jimmy Jenkins is a Senior Field Correspondent at KJZZ.

Originally from Terre Haute, Indiana, Jenkins has a B.S. in Criminology from Indiana State University.

After spending a decade as a newspaper and magazine freelance reporter, Jenkins returned to school and earned his Masters Degree in Journalism from Indiana University.

His Masters studies led to a job at NPR member station WFIU in Bloomington, Indiana where Jenkins was a reporter and producer for two years. Already an NPR fan, he found his voice on public radio.

Law enforcement runs in Jenkins’ family and much of his reporting has focused on the criminal justice system.

As a feature reporter covering the Indiana Statehouse, Jenkins detailed a major re-haul of Indiana’s Felony Criminal Code. His other reporting has dealt with Methamphetamine use, designer drug legislation and the Prison Rape Elimination Act. At KJZZ Jenkins has reported on Tasers, body cameras, use of force, prison privatization and former Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

Jenkins has also reported on energy policy, politics and the environment. He has contributed to All Things Considered, Marketplace, Here and Now, The Takeaway and NPR Newcasts.

In his free time Jenkins likes to read, travel and listen to his ever-growing vinyl record collection – but NPR is always on in the background.

Jimmy Jenkins
Title Author Publication Date
Federal Judge Rejects Joe Arpaio's Bid To Vacate Criminal Conviction Jimmy Jenkins October 19, 2017
Former Tent City Jail Facility To House Drug Treatment Program Jimmy Jenkins October 13, 2017
Legislative Committee Reviews Adobe Mountain School, Arizona's Last Juvenile Prison Jimmy Jenkins October 12, 2017
Judge Hires Expert To Help Arizona Department Of Corrections With Staffing Woes Jimmy Jenkins October 11, 2017
Federal Judge Puts Arizona Department Of Corrections On Notice Jimmy Jenkins October 10, 2017
As Data Use Expands, More 'Stealth' Cell Towers Popping Up In Metro Phoenix Jimmy Jenkins October 06, 2017
Federal Judge Dismisses Case Against Arpaio Jimmy Jenkins October 04, 2017
Federal Judge Will Hear Arguments On Whether To Vacate Joe Arpaio Conviction Jimmy Jenkins October 04, 2017
Incidents Of Self-Harm Surging In Arizona Prisons Jimmy Jenkins October 02, 2017
MCSO Asks DCS To Investigate Ranch In North Phoenix Jimmy Jenkins September 29, 2017
Renovations On Hold At Chinese Cultural Center Jimmy Jenkins September 28, 2017
Mesa City Council Appoints Heredia To Replace Winkle In District 3 Jimmy Jenkins September 28, 2017
MCSO Presents Plan To Deal With Institutional Bias Jimmy Jenkins September 28, 2017
Arizona Follows National Trend In Rising Violent Crime Rates Jimmy Jenkins September 25, 2017
DOJ: No Precedent For Joe Arpaio Pardon, But Conviction Should Be Dismissed Jimmy Jenkins September 22, 2017
Arizona Laborers Call For Heads Of ICA, ADOSH To Step Down Jimmy Jenkins September 21, 2017
Attorneys Investigating Arizona Prisoner's Death Jimmy Jenkins September 19, 2017
Arizona Judge Not Ready To Vacate Joe Arpaio's Guilty Verdict Jimmy Jenkins September 15, 2017
Federal Judge Losing Confidence In Arizona Department Of Corrections Jimmy Jenkins September 13, 2017
Contractors Turn To 'Prefab' Construction Amid Skilled Labor Shortage Jimmy Jenkins September 13, 2017
Prison Health Care Contract Amendment Could Lead To Financial Windfall For Corizon Jimmy Jenkins September 13, 2017
Federal Judge: 'Ghost Of Retaliation' Hangs Over Arizona Prison Health Care Settlement Jimmy Jenkins September 12, 2017
DOJ Asks Judge To Throw Out Joe Arpaio Verdict Jimmy Jenkins September 12, 2017
Penzone Orders Review Of Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office Posse Program Jimmy Jenkins September 08, 2017
Phoenician Looks To Expand Near Camelback Mountain Christina Estes September 07, 2017