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
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
Sheriff Ends Courtesy Holds For ICE In MCSO Jails Jimmy Jenkins Feb. 20, 2017
Auditor General Report: Arizona Child-Care Facilities Not Adequately Inspected Jimmy Jenkins Feb. 17, 2017
VieVu Sues Taser Over Phoenix Police Body-Camera Contract Jimmy Jenkins Feb. 16, 2017
MCSO Defends Treatment Of Detainees In Federal Court Jimmy Jenkins Feb. 16, 2017
San Tan Valley Man Sentenced For Sexual Assaults Jimmy Jenkins Feb. 10, 2017
Phoenix Police Alter Requirements For Lateral Hires Jimmy Jenkins Feb. 9, 2017
Arizona Supreme Court: Denying Bail Unconstitutional In Cases Involving Sex With Minors Jimmy Jenkins Feb. 9, 2017
Protesters Block Federal Vans At Phoenix ICE Facility Jimmy Jenkins Feb. 9, 2017
Intel Plans $7 Billion Investment In Arizona Factory Jimmy Jenkins Feb. 8, 2017
US Approves Boeing Contract With Kuwait For Apache Helicopters Jimmy Jenkins Feb. 5, 2017
Flake Supports Trump's Supreme Court Nominee Jimmy Jenkins Feb. 3, 2017
MCSO Monitor Costs County Hundreds Of Thousands Every Month Jimmy Jenkins Feb. 3, 2017
In Maricopa County, Juveniles Are Often Held In Adult Jail Jimmy Jenkins Feb. 1, 2017
Protests Continue For Second Day At Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport Jimmy Jenkins Jan. 30, 2017
Study Finds Race Plays A Role In Police Use Of Force Jimmy Jenkins Jan. 30, 2017
Immigration Ban Protesters Demonstrate At Phoenix Sky Harbor Jimmy Jenkins Jan. 29, 2017
MCSO Faces A Long Road To Compliance With Monitor Jimmy Jenkins Jan. 26, 2017
Judge Leaning Toward Bench Trial For Arpaio Criminal Contempt Case Jimmy Jenkins Jan. 25, 2017
Apache Junction Invests In Infrastructure In Bid For Growth Jimmy Jenkins Jan. 25, 2017