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
Judge Delays Joe Arpaio Criminal Contempt Trial Jimmy Jenkins Apr. 12, 2017
Arpaio's Lead Attorney Steps Down Weeks Before Contempt Trial Jimmy Jenkins Apr. 6, 2017
Valley Tech Company Taser Rebrands As Axon Jimmy Jenkins Apr. 5, 2017
How Long Was Decision In The Making To Close Tent City? Steve Goldstein, Jimmy Jenkins, Mark Brodie Apr. 5, 2017
Sheriff Penzone Closing Tent City Jail Jimmy Jenkins Apr. 4, 2017
ADOT To Help Stranded Motorists With Quick Clear Program Jimmy Jenkins Mar. 31, 2017
Arizona Has One Of Highest Rates Of Pedestrian Deaths In US Jimmy Jenkins Mar. 31, 2017
2 Years Later, Arizona DOC Still Not In Compliance With Healthcare Performance Measures Jimmy Jenkins Mar. 30, 2017
Mesa Considers Private Jail Project In Effort To Reduce Costs Jimmy Jenkins Mar. 22, 2017
Officials Say Motorist Anti-Trash Campaign Is Working Jimmy Jenkins Mar. 21, 2017
Committee To Make Recommendation For MCSO On Future Of Tent City Jimmy Jenkins Mar. 13, 2017
South Mountain Freeway Expansion Ramps Up In Ahwatukee Jimmy Jenkins Mar. 9, 2017
ADOT Gives Homeless Veterans More Time To Relocate Jimmy Jenkins Mar. 3, 2017
Melendres Racial Profiling Case Continues Under Penzone Jimmy Jenkins Mar. 2, 2017
Arpaio Back In Court Today In Latest Update On His Case Jimmy Jenkins Mar. 2, 2017
MCSO Requests $98 Million For FY 2018 Jimmy Jenkins Mar. 2, 2017
FBI Takes Property From Pinal County Sheriff's Office Jimmy Jenkins Feb. 28, 2017
MCSO Changes Immigrant Detention Policy Again Jimmy Jenkins Feb. 27, 2017
Penzone Asks DHS For Legal Guidance On Immigrant Detention Jimmy Jenkins Feb. 24, 2017
Researchers Study Human Cost Of Immigration Policy Jimmy Jenkins Feb. 23, 2017
Dealing With Immigrant Detention Changing Rapidly At National, Local Level Jimmy Jenkins, Mark Brodie, Steve Goldstein Feb. 23, 2017
DOJ Policy Change On Private Prisons May Impact Companies In Arizona Jimmy Jenkins Feb. 23, 2017
Bill To Expand Racketeering Law Against Rioters Advances Through Senate Jimmy Jenkins Feb. 23, 2017
Uber Launches Self-Driving Vehicles In Tempe Jimmy Jenkins Feb. 21, 2017
County Attorney Advised MCSO On Change To ICE Calls MCSO Policy Change On Detentions 'Unfortunate' Policy Jimmy Jenkins Feb. 20, 2017