Jimmy Jenkins

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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
Pregnant Women In Arizona Prison Suffering Miscarriages, Giving Birth Alone Jimmy Jenkins May. 20, 2019
Corizon Health Settles With Phoenix EEOC Over ADA Violation Allegations Jimmy Jenkins May. 17, 2019
Whistleblower Claims Cover-Up In Governor's Review Of Prison Jimmy Jenkins May. 17, 2019
Arizona Department Of Corrections Moves More Than 700 Inmates Over Security Concerns Jimmy Jenkins May. 16, 2019
ADC Accused Of Violating Inmates' Rights Over Book Jimmy Jenkins May. 16, 2019
Insult To Injury: Arizona Inmates Billed For Prison Health Care Jimmy Jenkins May. 13, 2019
Q&AZ: How Long Will A New Arizona Travel ID Be Valid? Jimmy Jenkins May. 9, 2019
Officer Stabbed At Embattled Buckeye Prison Jimmy Jenkins May. 8, 2019
Arizona Department Of Corrections Moving Lewis Prison Inmates Over Safety Concerns Jimmy Jenkins May. 8, 2019
Q&AZ: What And Where In Phoenix Are The Stack And Mini Stack? Jimmy Jenkins May. 7, 2019
Judge Threatens More Fines In Prison Health Case Jimmy Jenkins May. 6, 2019
Calls For Arizona Department Of Corrections Director Ryan’s Removal Grow Jimmy Jenkins May. 4, 2019
Correctional Officers Call For End To Code Of Silence In Arizona Prisons Jimmy Jenkins Apr. 30, 2019
Governor Launches Investigation Of Dept. Of Corrections Jimmy Jenkins Apr. 29, 2019
Arizona Sees Slight Decrease In Prison Population Jimmy Jenkins Apr. 25, 2019
Prescott Sues Opioid Manufacturers Seeking Injunction Jimmy Jenkins Apr. 25, 2019
Johnson Utilities Manager Says It's Making Progress Jimmy Jenkins, Steve Goldstein Apr. 23, 2019
Oversight Committee Meets To Review Death Penalty Case Load Jimmy Jenkins Apr. 18, 2019
EV Water Utilities Negotiating Potential Interconnection Jimmy Jenkins Apr. 18, 2019
HSI: Federal Agents Shoot 2 Suspects In Phoenix Area Jimmy Jenkins
Associated Press
Apr. 11, 2019
Early Cancer Screenings Urged For First Responders Jimmy Jenkins Apr. 4, 2019
Arizona Town Hall Gathers Criminal Justice Stakeholders In Tempe Jimmy Jenkins Apr. 2, 2019
Last Remaining Sentencing Reform Bill Would Free None Of The 41,000 In Arizona Prisons Jimmy Jenkins Mar. 27, 2019
McSally Wants To Reform How Military Deals With Assault Jimmy Jenkins Mar. 22, 2019
Kate Gallego Sworn In As Phoenix Mayor Jimmy Jenkins, Lauren Gilger Mar. 21, 2019