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 Publication Date
Phoenician Looks To Expand Near Camelback Mountain Christina Estes September 07, 2017
Winkle Removed From City Council For Violating Mesa Charter Jimmy Jenkins August 31, 2017
Mesa Councilman Ryan Winkle Offers To Accept Censure, Pay Fine To Avoid Hearing Jimmy Jenkins August 30, 2017
Joe Arpaio: Accepting Pardon Is Not An Admission Of Guilt Jimmy Jenkins August 28, 2017
President Trump Grants Pardon To Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio Of Arizona Jimmy Jenkins August 25, 2017
Arizona Sen. Flake Holds Meeting On Breaking Up 9th Circuit Court Of Appeals Jimmy Jenkins August 25, 2017
Trump Says Arpaio Will Be 'Just Fine,' Hints Again At Pardon Jimmy Jenkins August 23, 2017
White House Says No Pardon Planned For Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio Jimmy Jenkins August 22, 2017
Experts Say A Presidential Pardon For Joe Arpaio Would Be Rare Jimmy Jenkins August 21, 2017
Confederate Monument Tarred And Feathered In Apache Junction Jimmy Jenkins August 17, 2017
President Trump Says He May Pardon Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio Jimmy Jenkins August 14, 2017
Mesa Jail Privatization Comes At A Cost To Other Phoenix-Area Cities Jimmy Jenkins August 14, 2017
Correctional Health Care Company Corizon Slow To Pay Gilbert Hospital Jimmy Jenkins August 10, 2017
Low Staffing Levels At Arizona Prisons Could Lead To Big Fines Jimmy Jenkins August 09, 2017
Federal Judge: Actions Of Arizona Department Of Corrections Director Undermine The Judiciary Jimmy Jenkins August 08, 2017
9th Circuit Rules Against Maricopa County In Wiretap Case Jimmy Jenkins August 03, 2017
Arizona Department Of Corrections Calls Court Order Protecting Inmates 'Disappointing' Jimmy Jenkins August 03, 2017
Reform Group Publishes Research On Arizona's Drug Sentencing Policy Jimmy Jenkins August 03, 2017
Suspect In Custody After Firebombing 4th Avenue Jail Jimmy Jenkins August 02, 2017
Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio Found Guilty Of Criminal Contempt Jimmy Jenkins July 31, 2017
Mexican Baseball Returns To The East Valley Jimmy Jenkins July 28, 2017
Chandler Police Recommend Charges For Hamilton Athletic Director Jimmy Jenkins July 27, 2017
Arizona Prisoners Say State Retaliated After Testimony In Health Care Case Jimmy Jenkins July 24, 2017
Mesa Councilman Ryan Winkle Pleads Guilty To DUI Charges Jimmy Jenkins July 20, 2017
Arizona Prison Health Care Contract Leads To 'Severe Understaffing' Jimmy Jenkins July 20, 2017