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
9th Circuit Appoints Special Counsel To Defend Joe Arpaio Ruling Jimmy Jenkins April 17, 2018
Corizon Health Whistleblower Ordered To Testify In Federal Court About Arizona Prison Conditions Jimmy Jenkins April 13, 2018
Backpage.com Indictment Unsealed; 7 Face Charges Jimmy Jenkins April 09, 2018
Corizon Health Employee Quits Over Safety, Health Care Issues In Arizona Prison Jimmy Jenkins April 06, 2018
Arizona Board Of Regents Approves New Rates And Fees Associated Press April 05, 2018
Arizona Students Meet With Lawmakers To Advocate For Safety Measures Jimmy Jenkins April 05, 2018
Arizona Inmates Get Free Pads, Tampons; Health Care Concerns Remain At Perryville Prison Jimmy Jenkins April 02, 2018
Mesa Police Department Hired 6 Additional Employees To Facilitate Private Jail Contract Jimmy Jenkins April 02, 2018
Humpback Chub Swims Against Current Of Extinction Jimmy Jenkins March 30, 2018
Arizona Blames Contractor Corizon Health For Prison Health Care Failures Jimmy Jenkins March 27, 2018
Arizona Prosecutors Release New Report On State Prisoners Jimmy Jenkins March 22, 2018
Downtown Globe Evacuated After Volatile Substance Found In Old Drug Store Jimmy Jenkins March 21, 2018
Federal Agencies On The Ground As Uber Investigation Continues In Tempe Jimmy Jenkins March 20, 2018
Corizon Health Keeps Falling Short On Performance, Hiring Benchmarks For Arizona Prisons Jimmy Jenkins March 19, 2018
Zinke Addresses Opioid Crisis At Meeting With Tribal Leaders On Salt River Reservation Jimmy Jenkins March 19, 2018
Special Hearing Investigating Corizon Health Continues In Federal Court Jimmy Jenkins March 15, 2018
Tempe Mail-In Election Ends Tuesday Jimmy Jenkins March 12, 2018
The Quick Brown Fox Might Have Rabies Jimmy Jenkins March 08, 2018
Chandler Eyes Federal Funds For Downtown Development Jimmy Jenkins March 08, 2018
Legal Expenses For Arpaio Tenure Exceed $90 Million Jimmy Jenkins March 07, 2018
Arizona Board Of Regents Backs University Of Arizona Basketball Coach Sean Miller Jimmy Jenkins March 01, 2018
Mortality Reviews Show Arizona Blames Corizon Health For Inmate Deaths Jimmy Jenkins March 01, 2018
Whistleblower Takes The Stand: Former Arizona Prison Doctor Makes Stunning Allegations In Federal Court Jimmy Jenkins February 27, 2018
Current Inmate, Former Doctor To Testify In Special Arizona Prison Health-Care Hearing Jimmy Jenkins February 26, 2018
Arizona Officials Prepare For Challenging Wildfire Season Jimmy Jenkins February 22, 2018