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
Arizona Department Of Corrections Appeals Federal Sanction Jimmy Jenkins Jul. 23, 2018
Southeast Valley Towns Take Steps To Address Water Issues Jimmy Jenkins, Lauren Gilger Jul. 19, 2018
Kinder, Gentler Trump Satire: Meet 'Decent Don Jimmy Jenkins Jul. 16, 2018
CDC Studies Heat Stress Limits For Outdoor Workers Jimmy Jenkins Jul. 6, 2018
Judge Duncan Retires After 17 Years On Bench Jimmy Jenkins Jun. 25, 2018
Federal Judge Fines Arizona $1.4 Million In Prison Health Case Jimmy Jenkins Jun. 22, 2018
McCain Calls For Closer Look At VA Nursing Homes Jimmy Jenkins Jun. 21, 2018
Coalition Asks House Speaker To Reinstate Criminal Justice Committee Jimmy Jenkins Jun. 20, 2018
Committee OKs Funding For Prison Health Care Jimmy Jenkins Jun. 20, 2018
Federal Judge Considers Independent Monitor For Prison Health Care Case Jimmy Jenkins Jun. 19, 2018
Criminal Justice Committee Led By Embattled Lawmaker Dissolved Jimmy Jenkins Jun. 15, 2018
Family Looking For Answers After Prison Death Jimmy Jenkins Jun. 11, 2018
Mesa Police Bring In Outside Experts To Investigate Jimmy Jenkins Jun. 8, 2018
Man Beaten Wants Mesa Held Accountable Jimmy Jenkins Jun. 7, 2018
Phoenix Expected To Approve Jail Death Settlement Jimmy Jenkins Jun. 6, 2018
Employee Says Corizon Health Risks Patients’ Lives To Avoid Fines Jimmy Jenkins Jun. 4, 2018
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