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
Legal Expenses For Arpaio Tenure Exceed $90 Million Jimmy Jenkins Mar. 7, 2018
Board Of Regents Backs UA Basketball Coach Sean Miller Jimmy Jenkins Mar. 1, 2018
Mortality Reviews Show Arizona Blames Corizon Health For Inmate Deaths Jimmy Jenkins Mar. 1, 2018
Former Arizona Prison Doctor Makes Stunning Allegations In Federal Court Jimmy Jenkins Feb. 27, 2018
Current Inmate, Former Doctor To Testify In Prison Health-Care Hearing Jimmy Jenkins Feb. 26, 2018
Arizona Officials Prepare For Challenging Wildfire Season Jimmy Jenkins Feb. 22, 2018
Bill Raising Juvenile Court Age Moves Through Legislature Jimmy Jenkins Feb. 16, 2018
$1 Million And Counting: Fines Mounting For Arizona Department Of Corrections Jimmy Jenkins Feb. 15, 2018
Department Of Corrections Seeks Billion Dollar Budget Jimmy Jenkins Feb. 13, 2018
Untold Arizona: The Only Boy Scout Troop Behind Bars Jimmy Jenkins Feb. 13, 2018
Shope Kills Feminine Hygiene Bill, Defers To Dept. Of Corrections Jimmy Jenkins Feb. 12, 2018
New Maricopa County Jail, Intake Facility Under Construction Jimmy Jenkins Feb. 9, 2018
All-Male Committee Hears Bill On Feminine Hygiene Products In Prison Jimmy Jenkins Feb. 5, 2018
Maricopa County Settles Lawsuit Over Arpaio's Workplace Raids Jimmy Jenkins Feb. 2, 2018
Federal Judge Strikes Down Kansas BDS Law Similar To Arizona's Jimmy Jenkins Feb. 1, 2018
Sections Of I-10 In Phoenix Closed This Weekend Jimmy Jenkins Jan. 26, 2018
'The Judge Is Upset:' Court Pursues Corizon Health Investigation Jimmy Jenkins Jan. 18, 2018
Arpaio's Entrance In Senate Race Changes Fundraising Landscape Jimmy Jenkins Jan. 18, 2018
Inmate Advised To 'Avoid Self-Harm' After Chewing Fingers Off Jimmy Jenkins Jan. 15, 2018
MCSO Officers Cleared After Internal Review Of Inmate Assault, Tasing Jimmy Jenkins Jan. 11, 2018
The Power Of The Mormon Vote Jimmy Jenkins Jan. 4, 2018
ACLU Building Criminal Justice Reform Team In Arizona Jimmy Jenkins Dec. 21, 2017
Federal Judge Calls For Hearing After KJZZ Report On Arizona Prison Health Care Jimmy Jenkins, Sky Schaudt Dec. 20, 2017
On The Inside: The Chaos Of Arizona Prison Health Care Jimmy Jenkins Dec. 18, 2017
Tucson Re-entry Group In Talks With Federal Agencies To Expand Curriculum Jimmy Jenkins Dec. 15, 2017

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