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
COVID-19 Cases Increasing In Maricopa County Jails Jimmy Jenkins June 5, 2020
MCSO Closes Durango Jail, Moves Inmates To New Jail Jimmy Jenkins June 3, 2020
9 AZ Agencies Get Grant Funding For New Officers Jimmy Jenkins June 2, 2020
Wildfires Burn In North And East Regions Of Valley Jimmy Jenkins June 1, 2020
Maricopa County Launches Online Portal For Early Voting Signup Jimmy Jenkins June 1, 2020
What Exactly Does Sine Die Mean? Jimmy Jenkins May 22, 2020
Yuma Correctional Officers To Be Tested For COVID-19 Jimmy Jenkins May 21, 2020
Mesa Public Libraries Offer Curbside Pickup Services Jimmy Jenkins May 19, 2020
'Complete Chaos': Prison On Brink As COVID-19 Spreads Jimmy Jenkins, Lauren Gilger May 18, 2020
Jill Biden Hosts Virtual Chats With AZ Supporters Jimmy Jenkins May 14, 2020
Food Service Workers In AZ Prisons Test Positive For COVID-19 Jimmy Jenkins May 13, 2020
Health Services Will Increase COVID-19 Testing In Prisons Jimmy Jenkins May 13, 2020
Q&AZ: Why Do AZ Prisons Require In-Person Attendance For GED Classes During COVID-19 Pandemic? Jimmy Jenkins May 12, 2020
Federal Inmates At Private AZ Prison Sue Over Unconstitutional Conditions Jimmy Jenkins May 8, 2020
AZ Juvenile Detention Center Employee Tests Positive For COVID-19 Jimmy Jenkins May 6, 2020
Plaintiffs In Prison Health Settlement Seek $400K Fine Jimmy Jenkins May 6, 2020
President Trump Visits Honeywell Plant In Phoenix Jimmy Jenkins May 5, 2020
Women Of Perryville Speak: Firsthand Accounts Of An AZ Prison Infected With COVID-19 Jimmy Jenkins May 4, 2020
MCSO Confirms First COVID-19 Positive Inmate In County Jails Jimmy Jenkins May 1, 2020
Arizona Death Row Inmate Dies Of Complications From COVID-19 Jimmy Jenkins April 30, 2020
Internal Report Shows AZ Prison Is Critically Understaffed Jimmy Jenkins April 29, 2020
Prayer Vigil Held At Perryville As COVID-19 Spreads In Prisons Jimmy Jenkins April 28, 2020
Correctional Officers Union Threatens Walkouts Over Concerns Jimmy Jenkins April 28, 2020
Brnovich Petitions Supreme Court For Ruling On Election Laws Jimmy Jenkins April 27, 2020
Model: 99% COVID-19 Infection Rate In AZ Prisons Jimmy Jenkins April 23, 2020