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
More Than Half Of Maricopa County Budget Goes To Public Safety, Criminal Justice Jimmy Jenkins Jun. 20, 2017
Several Hundred Inmates Still Sleeping Outdoors In Tent City Jimmy Jenkins, Mark Brodie Jun. 20, 2017
Mesa Council Moves Forward With Disciplinary Hearing For Winkle Jimmy Jenkins Jun. 15, 2017
Arpaio's Civil Contempt Admission Allowed In Criminal Trial Jimmy Jenkins Jun. 15, 2017
Mesa Introduces New Police Chief Jimmy Jenkins Jun. 8, 2017
MCSO Working To Remove Institutional Bias Jimmy Jenkins Jun. 7, 2017
Flake Says NAFTA Withdrawal Would Be Disastrous For Arizona Jimmy Jenkins Jun. 1, 2017
Arpaio's Words Can Be Used Against Him In Trial Jimmy Jenkins May. 31, 2017
What's Next For The Tent City Jail Location? Jimmy Jenkins, Lauren Gilger May. 25, 2017
Gilbert Road To Reopen After Washout Jimmy Jenkins May. 25, 2017
Mesa City Council Considers Removing Ryan Winkle Jimmy Jenkins May. 25, 2017
Tent City Jail Is Coming Down Jimmy Jenkins May. 25, 2017
MCSO Projects Fee Increases After Mesa Votes To Privatize Jail Services Jimmy Jenkins May. 23, 2017
Mesa Council Approves Private Jail Contract Jimmy Jenkins May. 23, 2017
Board Of Supervisors Approves MCSO FY 2018 Budget Jimmy Jenkins May. 22, 2017
Mesa Council To Vote On Private Jail Contract Jimmy Jenkins May. 22, 2017
9th Circuit Denies Joe Arpaio's Appeal For Jury Trial Jimmy Jenkins May. 19, 2017
Mesa Could Become First City In Arizona To Privatize Jail Services Jimmy Jenkins May. 19, 2017
Mesa City Council Accepts Ryan Winkle's Voluntary Suspension Jimmy Jenkins May. 18, 2017
Diabetes Patients And Tech Companies See Value In Continuous Glucose Monitoring Jimmy Jenkins May. 16, 2017
ICE And DHS Target Gangs In Nationiwde Operation Jimmy Jenkins May. 12, 2017
Chandler Plans To Hire More Public Safety Officers Jimmy Jenkins May. 11, 2017
2 Inmate Deaths In 1 Week At Arizona Department of Corrections Jimmy Jenkins May. 11, 2017
Maricopa County Sheriff Penzone Accuses Legislators Of Playing Politics With Public Safety Jimmy Jenkins May. 5, 2017
High Ozone Levels In Phoenix Trigger Pollution Advisories Jimmy Jenkins May. 5, 2017

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