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
KJZZ Profiles: Cecil Patterson, First African American State Appellate Court Judge Jimmy Jenkins Feb. 28, 2020
9th Circuit Denies Request To Vacate Arpaio Guilty Verdict Jimmy Jenkins Feb. 27, 2020
Tempe Chambers Renovated With Accessibility In Mind Jimmy Jenkins Feb. 25, 2020
Former Prison Water Source Tested Positive For Petroleum Jimmy Jenkins Feb. 21, 2020
Phoenix One Of 8 Cities Designated By DEA As Meth Hub Jimmy Jenkins Feb. 21, 2020
President Donald Trump Holds Rally In Phoenix To Packed Crowd Christina Estes, Ben Giles, Jimmy Jenkins, Tim Agne, Matthew Casey, Scott Bourque, Michel Marizco, Chad Snow Feb. 19, 2020
MCSO: New Intake Facility Will Create Safer, More Efficient Booking Process Jimmy Jenkins Feb. 13, 2020
Aquarium Complex Rebrands As Arizona Boardwalk Jimmy Jenkins Feb. 13, 2020
AZ Facing Millions In Fines For Failure To Comply With Prison Settlement Jimmy Jenkins Feb. 7, 2020
Lawmaker Introduces Bill To Increase Earned Release Credits Jimmy Jenkins Feb. 7, 2020
Presidents Of State Universities Embrace New Economy Initiative Jimmy Jenkins Feb. 7, 2020
Arizona's Iowa Satellite Caucus One Of First To Report Results Jimmy Jenkins, Mark Brodie Feb. 4, 2020
Iowa Hopes To Increase Participation With Satellite Caucuses Jimmy Jenkins
Kate Payne, Iowa Public Radio
Jan. 31, 2020
County Attorney Candidate Town Hall Features Discussion On Decarceration Jimmy Jenkins Jan. 31, 2020
50 Female Inmates To Men's Prison Jimmy Jenkins Jan. 30, 2020
Families Of Incarcerated People Fear Water At Douglas Prison Is Contaminated Again Jimmy Jenkins Jan. 30, 2020
9th Circuit Allows Fine In AZ Prison Health Settlement Jimmy Jenkins Jan. 29, 2020
Fight At Private Florence West Prison Injures 7 Jimmy Jenkins Jan. 27, 2020
Maricopa County Elections Department Launches New Voter Dashboard Jimmy Jenkins Jan. 23, 2020
Ex-Chief Of Psychiatry: AZ Prisons 'Cruel, Inhumane' Jimmy Jenkins Jan. 23, 2020
Impeachment Could Impact McSally's Chances In Race Jimmy Jenkins Jan. 23, 2020
Groups, Democratic Lawmakers Host 'Reframing Justice Day' Jimmy Jenkins Jan. 22, 2020
Sheriffs Blindsided By Ducey's Plan To Move Inmates To County Jails Jimmy Jenkins Jan. 16, 2020
Governor Announces Closing Of State Prison In Florence Jimmy Jenkins Jan. 14, 2020
Maricopa County Using New Ballots, Machines Jimmy Jenkins Jan. 9, 2020

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