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
Study Examines Increase In Female Prison Population Jimmy Jenkins Dec. 18, 2018
Advocacy Group Pushes For Prison Reform Jimmy Jenkins, Lauren Gilger Dec. 13, 2018
Judge Hires Expert To Review AZ Prison Health Care Jimmy Jenkins, Mark Brodie Dec. 6, 2018
Committee On Recidivism, Sentencing Reform Dissolved Jimmy Jenkins Dec. 6, 2018
Arizona Inmates Allege Civil Rights Abuses In Aftermath Of Deadly Yuma Prison Riot Jimmy Jenkins Dec. 3, 2018
DOJ Offers Grant To Address Crimes In Indian Country Jimmy Jenkins Nov. 29, 2018
Tempe Police Chief Addresses Officer Behavior Jimmy Jenkins Nov. 15, 2018
Study: Racial Disparities Found In Inmate Population Jimmy Jenkins Nov. 15, 2018
Judge Denies Motions For Relief From More Oversight In Prison Health Care Case Jimmy Jenkins Nov. 15, 2018
Corp Comm Allows Hookups In Johnson Utilities Area Jimmy Jenkins Nov. 8, 2018
Doug Ducey Re-Elected As Arizona Governor, Defeating David Garcia Jimmy Jenkins Nov. 6, 2018
3 Candidates Vie For State's Top Job Jimmy Jenkins Nov. 2, 2018
Ferrara, Stanton Square Off In 9th Congressional District Jimmy Jenkins Oct. 31, 2018
Scabies Confirmed At 2 Arizona Prisons Jimmy Jenkins Oct. 26, 2018
Special Attorneys To Prosecute Crimes Against Native Women Jimmy Jenkins Oct. 25, 2018
President Donald Trump Returns To Anti-Immigration Tactics At Rally Jimmy Jenkins Oct. 20, 2018
President Donald Trump In Arizona For Mesa Rally Jimmy Jenkins, Matthew Casey, Bridget Dowd
Associated Press
Oct. 19, 2018
Congressional Candidates Discuss Climate Change Jimmy Jenkins Oct. 18, 2018
McSally, Sinema Attempt To Define Their Differences In Debate Jimmy Jenkins, Steve Goldstein
Howard Fischer, Capitol Media Services
Oct. 16, 2018
Women In Arizona Prison Say Toilet Paper Is Being Withheld Jimmy Jenkins Oct. 10, 2018
Mesa Investigating Potential Election Law Violation Over Misleading Texts Jimmy Jenkins Oct. 9, 2018
Phoenix EEOC Files Discrimination Lawsuit Against Corizon Health Jimmy Jenkins Sep. 24, 2018
Arizona Inmates Lead Discussion On Criminal Justice Reform Jimmy Jenkins Sep. 21, 2018
Study Details Costs Of High Arizona Imprisonment Rate Jimmy Jenkins, Steve Goldstein Sep. 18, 2018
AZ Counties Reach Out To Unregistered Voters Jimmy Jenkins Sep. 13, 2018

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