Jimmy Jenkins

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Senior Field Correspondent - East Valley

Jimmy Jenkins is a senior field correspondent at KJZZ and a contributor to NPR’s Election 2020 and Criminal Justice station collaborations. His work has been featured on Morning Edition, 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
Federal Judge Fines AZ Department Of Corrections $1.1M Over Continued Health Care Failures Jimmy Jenkins Feb. 24, 2021
Arizona Lawmakers Respond To Report On Software Impacting Prison Release Dates Jimmy Jenkins Feb. 23, 2021
Whistleblowers: Software Bug Keeping Some Inmates In Prisons Beyond Release Dates Jimmy Jenkins Feb. 22, 2021
AZ Utilities Tell Corporation Commission Natural Gas Supply Is Secure Jimmy Jenkins Feb. 18, 2021
Charter School Founders Indicted Over Fraud Scheme Jimmy Jenkins Feb. 18, 2021
Push For Greater Arizona Prison Oversight Led By Formerly Incarcerated People, Families Jimmy Jenkins Feb. 17, 2021
Inmate Says Kendrick Lamar CD Ban Unconstitutional Jimmy Jenkins Feb. 11, 2021
Earned Release Credit Bill Approved By House Criminal Justice Reform Committee Jimmy Jenkins Feb. 10, 2021
Suspect In Lake Havasu City Arsons Arrested Jimmy Jenkins Feb. 9, 2021
Bill Would Allow Prison Releases In Health Emergencies Jimmy Jenkins Feb. 9, 2021
Havasu Police Looking For Suspect In Arson Investigation Jimmy Jenkins Feb. 9, 2021
Prison Oversight Bill Unanimously Approved By Criminal Justice Reform Committee Jimmy Jenkins Feb. 3, 2021
EPCOR Plans New Infrastructure In San Tan Valley Service Area Jimmy Jenkins Feb. 2, 2021
Thousands Of Additional COVID-19 Positive Inmates Reported Jimmy Jenkins Feb. 2, 2021
EPCOR Announces Acquisition Of Johnson Utilities Is Complete Jimmy Jenkins Jan. 29, 2021
Police: 2 Inmates Who Escaped From AZ Prison Captured Jimmy Jenkins
Associated Press
Jan. 28, 2021
Multiple Security Failures Arizona Allowed Inmates To Escape Florence Prison Jimmy Jenkins, Mark Brodie Jan. 27, 2021
Arizona Department Of Corrections Is Unable To Process Inmate Stimulus Payments Jimmy Jenkins Jan. 22, 2021
Former Arizona Rep. Rick Renzi Pardoned By President Trump Jill Ryan, Jimmy Jenkins
Associated Press
Jan. 20, 2021
Jewish Inmates Sue AZ Prisons Over Kosher Meal Change Jimmy Jenkins Jan. 19, 2021
What's Happening At The Arizona State Capitol Before Inauguration Steve Goldstein, Jimmy Jenkins Jan. 19, 2021
1 State Prison Vaccinating Employees; No Inmates Jimmy Jenkins Jan. 15, 2021
Phoenix Law Enforcement Prepares For Potential Unrest In Aftermath Of Capitol Attack Jimmy Jenkins Jan. 13, 2021
Arizona Planning For New Juvenile Prison Jimmy Jenkins Jan. 13, 2021
Trump Supporters Protest Election Results At State Capitol Jimmy Jenkins, Lauren Gilger Jan. 6, 2021

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