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
Committee To Make Recommendation For MCSO On Future Of Tent City Jimmy Jenkins March 13, 2017
South Mountain Freeway Expansion Ramps Up In Ahwatukee Jimmy Jenkins March 09, 2017
ADOT Gives Homeless Veterans More Time To Relocate Jimmy Jenkins March 03, 2017
Melendres Racial Profiling Case Continues Under Penzone Jimmy Jenkins March 02, 2017
Arpaio Back In Court Today In Latest Update On His Case Jimmy Jenkins March 02, 2017
MCSO Requests $98 Million For FY 2018 Jimmy Jenkins March 02, 2017
FBI Takes Property From Pinal County Sheriff's Office Jimmy Jenkins February 28, 2017
MCSO Changes Immigrant Detention Policy Again Jimmy Jenkins February 27, 2017
Penzone Asks DHS For Legal Guidance On Immigrant Detention Jimmy Jenkins February 24, 2017
Researchers Study Human Cost Of Immigration Policy Jimmy Jenkins February 23, 2017
Dealing With Immigrant Detention Changing Rapidly At National, Local Level Jimmy Jenkins February 23, 2017
DOJ Policy Change On Private Prisons May Impact Companies In Arizona Jimmy Jenkins February 23, 2017
Bill To Expand Racketeering Law Against Rioters Advances Through Senate Jimmy Jenkins February 23, 2017
MCSO Policy Change Frees Over 30 Immigrants In The Country Illegally KJZZ News February 22, 2017
Uber Launches Self-Driving Vehicles In Tempe Jimmy Jenkins February 21, 2017
ICE Calls MCSO Policy Change On Detentions 'Unfortunate' Jimmy Jenkins February 20, 2017
Sheriff Ends Courtesy Holds For ICE In MCSO Jails Jimmy Jenkins February 20, 2017
Auditor General Report: Arizona Child-Care Facilities Not Adequately Inspected Jimmy Jenkins February 17, 2017
VieVu Sues Taser Over Phoenix Police Body-Camera Contract Jimmy Jenkins February 16, 2017
Legislature Green Lights San Tan Valley Incorporation KJZZ News February 16, 2017
MCSO Defends Treatment Of Detainees In Federal Court Jimmy Jenkins February 16, 2017
San Tan Valley Man Sentenced For Sexual Assaults Jimmy Jenkins February 10, 2017
Phoenix Police Alter Requirements For Lateral Hires Jimmy Jenkins February 09, 2017
Arizona Supreme Court: Denying Bail Unconstitutional In Cases Involving Sex With Minors Jimmy Jenkins February 09, 2017
Protesters Block Federal Vans At Phoenix ICE Facility Jimmy Jenkins February 09, 2017