Jimmy Jenkins

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
Whistleblower: Patients With Mental Illness Suffering In AZ Prisons Jimmy Jenkins Jun. 1, 2018
AZ Prison Health Care Case Continues Mark Brodie, Jimmy Jenkins May. 31, 2018
Change In Law Raises Arizona's Juvenile Court Jurisdiction Jimmy Jenkins May. 24, 2018
An Update On The Backpage.com Case Jimmy Jenkins May. 18, 2018
2 Arizona Men Accused Of Running Fraudulent PACs Jimmy Jenkins May. 17, 2018
Mesa Puts Sales Tax Resolution On Ballot To Fund Public Safety Jimmy Jenkins May. 10, 2018
Judge Says Prison Health Care Is Falling Apart Jimmy Jenkins May. 10, 2018
Department Of Corrections Extends Health Care Contract With Corizon Jimmy Jenkins May. 8, 2018
AG Jeff Sessions Speaks At Conference In Scottsdale Jimmy Jenkins May. 7, 2018
Federal Judge Denies Motion To Disqualify Himself From Prison Health Care Settlement Jimmy Jenkins May. 4, 2018
#RedForEd Demonstrators Say Passed Budget Falls Short Jimmy Jenkins May. 3, 2018
Pence Touts Corpoate Tax Cuts In Arizona Speech Jimmy Jenkins May. 2, 2018
Trade Unions Stand In Solidarity With #RedForEd Movement Jimmy Jenkins May. 1, 2018
Vice President Mike Pence To Tout Tax Cuts In Tempe Jimmy Jenkins Apr. 30, 2018
Estimated Crowd Of 50,000 March For #RedForEd Casey Kuhn, Jimmy Jenkins, Mariana Dale, Stina Sieg Apr. 26, 2018
Mesa Police Chief Recommends New Northeast Patrol Station Jimmy Jenkins Apr. 19, 2018
Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office Holds Meeting In Guadalupe Jimmy Jenkins Apr. 19, 2018
9th Circuit Appoints Special Counsel To Defend Joe Arpaio Ruling Jimmy Jenkins Apr. 17, 2018
Corizon Whistleblower Ordered To Testify In Federal Court Jimmy Jenkins Apr. 13, 2018
Backpage.com Indictment Unsealed; 7 Face Charges Jimmy Jenkins Apr. 9, 2018
Corizon Employee Quits Over Safety, Health Care Issues Jimmy Jenkins Apr. 6, 2018
Students Meet With Lawmakers To Advocate For Safety Jimmy Jenkins Apr. 5, 2018
Inmates Get Free Pads, Tampons; Health Concerns Remain Jimmy Jenkins, Christina Estes Apr. 2, 2018
Mesa Police Hired 6 New Employees To Facilitate Private Jail Contract Jimmy Jenkins, Mariana Dale Apr. 2, 2018
Humpback Chub Swims Against Current Of Extinction Jimmy Jenkins Mar. 30, 2018