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
Tucson Re-entry Group In Talks With Federal Agencies To Expand Curriculum Jimmy Jenkins Dec. 15, 2017
County Begins Renovation Of Madison Street Jail Jimmy Jenkins Dec. 13, 2017
Attorneys Assist With Claims Against MCSO For Unlawful Detentions Jimmy Jenkins Dec. 9, 2017
Police Release Body Camera Video In Daniel Shaver's Shooting Jimmy Jenkins Dec. 7, 2017
Victims Of MCSO's Illegal Stops, Detentions Eligible For Claims Jimmy Jenkins Dec. 7, 2017
Former Mesa Police Officer Cleared Of Murder Charge Jimmy Jenkins Dec. 7, 2017
Tracking Mesa Jail Costs Jimmy Jenkins Nov. 29, 2017
Prison Reform Group Alleges Clemency Board Unfairly Targeted Offender Jimmy Jenkins Nov. 28, 2017
Two Arizona Police Departments Get DOJ Funding For New Hires Jimmy Jenkins Nov. 21, 2017
Legal Costs For Prison Health Care Settlement Approach $4M Jimmy Jenkins Nov. 6, 2017
Mesa PD Requests Grant Approval For DNA Backlog Jimmy Jenkins Nov. 3, 2017
Phoenix Announces Temporary Central City Library Location Jimmy Jenkins Nov. 2, 2017
Arrests Down, But Juvenile Population Surges In Maricopa County Jail Jimmy Jenkins Nov. 2, 2017
Chandler Police Gives Out Smart Water Kits To Combat Theft Jimmy Jenkins Oct. 30, 2017
Judge Rejects Arpaio's Bid To Vacate Criminal Conviction Jimmy Jenkins Oct. 19, 2017
Former Tent City Jail Facility To House Drug Treatment Program Jimmy Jenkins Oct. 13, 2017
Legislative Committee Reviews Arizona's Last Juvenile Prison Jimmy Jenkins Oct. 12, 2017
Judge Hires Expert To Help DOC With Staffing Woes Jimmy Jenkins Oct. 11, 2017
Federal Judge Puts Arizona Department Of Corrections On Notice Jimmy Jenkins Oct. 10, 2017
As Data Use Expands, More 'Stealth' Cell Towers Popping Up In Metro Phoenix Jimmy Jenkins Oct. 6, 2017
Federal Judge Dismisses Case Against Arpaio Jimmy Jenkins Oct. 4, 2017
Federal Judge Will Hear Arguments On Whether To Vacate Joe Arpaio Conviction Jimmy Jenkins Oct. 4, 2017
Incidents Of Self-Harm Surging In Arizona Prisons Jimmy Jenkins Oct. 2, 2017
MCSO Asks DCS To Investigate Ranch In North Phoenix Jimmy Jenkins Sep. 29, 2017
Renovations On Hold At Chinese Cultural Center Jimmy Jenkins Sep. 28, 2017