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
Sheriff Ends Courtesy Holds For ICE In MCSO Jails Jimmy Jenkins Feb. 20, 2017
Auditor General Report: Arizona Child-Care Facilities Not Adequately Inspected Jimmy Jenkins Feb. 17, 2017
VieVu Sues Taser Over Phoenix Police Body-Camera Contract Jimmy Jenkins Feb. 16, 2017
MCSO Defends Treatment Of Detainees In Federal Court Jimmy Jenkins Feb. 16, 2017
San Tan Valley Man Sentenced For Sexual Assaults Jimmy Jenkins Feb. 10, 2017
Phoenix Police Alter Requirements For Lateral Hires Jimmy Jenkins Feb. 9, 2017
Arizona Supreme Court: Denying Bail Unconstitutional In Cases Involving Sex With Minors Jimmy Jenkins Feb. 9, 2017
Protesters Block Federal Vans At Phoenix ICE Facility Jimmy Jenkins Feb. 9, 2017
Intel Plans $7 Billion Investment In Arizona Factory Jimmy Jenkins Feb. 8, 2017
US Approves Boeing Contract With Kuwait For Apache Helicopters Jimmy Jenkins Feb. 5, 2017
Flake Supports Trump's Supreme Court Nominee Jimmy Jenkins Feb. 3, 2017
MCSO Monitor Costs County Hundreds Of Thousands Every Month Jimmy Jenkins Feb. 3, 2017
In Maricopa County, Juveniles Are Often Held In Adult Jail Jimmy Jenkins Feb. 1, 2017
Protests Continue For Second Day At Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport Jimmy Jenkins Jan. 30, 2017
Study Finds Race Plays A Role In Police Use Of Force Jimmy Jenkins Jan. 30, 2017
Immigration Ban Protesters Demonstrate At Phoenix Sky Harbor Jimmy Jenkins Jan. 29, 2017
MCSO Faces A Long Road To Compliance With Monitor Jimmy Jenkins Jan. 26, 2017
Judge Leaning Toward Bench Trial For Arpaio Criminal Contempt Case Jimmy Jenkins Jan. 25, 2017
Apache Junction Invests In Infrastructure In Bid For Growth Jimmy Jenkins Jan. 25, 2017
How Does Penzone Seem To Be Handling Sheriff Responsibilities? Jimmy Jenkins, Steve Goldstein Jan. 23, 2017
DACA Drivers License Ban Challenged In Court Again Jimmy Jenkins Jan. 20, 2017
Sheriff Penzone Considers Closing Tent City Jail Jimmy Jenkins Jan. 20, 2017
Penzone Discusses Budget With Board Of Supervisors Jimmy Jenkins Jan. 19, 2017
Stolen MCSO Vehicle Recovered After High-Speed Pursuit Jimmy Jenkins Jan. 5, 2017
New Sheriff In Town: Penzone Takes Oath Of Office Jimmy Jenkins Jan. 4, 2017