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
President Trump Grants Pardon To Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio Of Arizona Jimmy Jenkins, Christina Estes Aug. 25, 2017
Flake Holds Meeting On Breaking Up 9th Circuit Jimmy Jenkins Aug. 25, 2017
Trump: Arpaio Will Be 'Just Fine,' Hints Again At Pardon Jimmy Jenkins Aug. 23, 2017
White House Says No Pardon Planned For Former Sheriff Arpaio Jimmy Jenkins Aug. 22, 2017
Experts Say A Presidential Pardon For Joe Arpaio Would Be Rare Jimmy Jenkins Aug. 21, 2017
Confederate Monument Tarred And Feathered In Apache Junction Jimmy Jenkins Aug. 17, 2017
President Trump Says He May Pardon Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio Jimmy Jenkins Aug. 14, 2017
Mesa Jail Privatization Comes At A Cost To Other Phoenix-Area Cities Jimmy Jenkins Aug. 14, 2017
Correctional Health Care Company Slow To Pay Hospital Jimmy Jenkins Aug. 10, 2017
Low Staffing At Arizona Prisons Could Lead To Big Fines Jimmy Jenkins Aug. 9, 2017
Judge: Actions Of Arizona DOC Director Undermine Judiciary Jimmy Jenkins Aug. 8, 2017
9th Circuit Rules Against Maricopa County In Wiretap Case Jimmy Jenkins Aug. 3, 2017
ADC Director Calls Court Order Protecting Inmates 'Disappointing' Jimmy Jenkins Aug. 3, 2017
Reform Group Publishes Research On Arizona's Drug Sentencing Policy Jimmy Jenkins, Mark Brodie Aug. 3, 2017
Suspect In Custody After Firebombing 4th Avenue Jail Jimmy Jenkins Aug. 2, 2017
Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio Found Guilty Of Criminal Contempt Jimmy Jenkins, Carrie Jung, Mariana Dale Jul. 31, 2017
Mexican Baseball Returns To The East Valley Jimmy Jenkins Jul. 28, 2017
Chandler Police Recommend Charges For Hamilton Athletic Director Jimmy Jenkins Jul. 27, 2017
Arizona Prisoners Say State Retaliated After Testimony In Health Care Case Jimmy Jenkins Jul. 24, 2017
Mesa Councilman Ryan Winkle Pleads Guilty To DUI Charges Jimmy Jenkins Jul. 20, 2017
Arizona Prison Health Care Contract Leads To 'Severe Understaffing' Jimmy Jenkins Jul. 20, 2017
Arizona State Prison Inmate: 'We Are Not Being Treated As Human Beings' Jimmy Jenkins Jul. 14, 2017
Inmates Claim Temperatures In Arizona Prisons Are Above 100 Degrees Jimmy Jenkins Jul. 13, 2017
Mesa Residents Protest Police Brutality Jimmy Jenkins Jul. 7, 2017
Closing Arguments Completed In Last Day Of Arpaio Trial Jimmy Jenkins Jul. 6, 2017