Jimmy Jenkins

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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
Worker Accused Of Falsifying Records Of Inmate Who Died Jimmy Jenkins Dec. 5, 2019
Bill Would End Private Health Care Mandate For Prisons Jimmy Jenkins Dec. 5, 2019
Panel On Incarcerated Women: Findings Were Ignored Jimmy Jenkins Dec. 3, 2019
Committee Suggests Changes To Earned Release Credit System Jimmy Jenkins, Lauren Gilger Dec. 2, 2019
Retaliation And Stigma Of Mental Illness Force Arizona Correctional Officers To Suffer In Silence Jimmy Jenkins, Mark Brodie, Steve Goldstein Nov. 22, 2019
Department Of Environmental Quality Investigating Water Contamination At Prison Jimmy Jenkins Nov. 21, 2019
5 Candidates File To Run For Maricopa County Sheriff Jimmy Jenkins Nov. 21, 2019
Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office Previews New Jail Jimmy Jenkins Nov. 21, 2019
AZ Town Hall To Discuss Impact Of Incarceration On Families Jimmy Jenkins Nov. 14, 2019
New Graphite Processing Facility Opens In Mesa Jimmy Jenkins Nov. 14, 2019
Judge Orders Parties To Renegotiate Prison Health Care Settlement Jimmy Jenkins Nov. 13, 2019
CAP Conducting Maintenance On Siphon In Mesa Jimmy Jenkins Nov. 7, 2019
Q&AZ: Arizona's Potential Electoral College Gains Jimmy Jenkins Nov. 7, 2019
New Affordable Housing Community Opens In Tempe Jimmy Jenkins, Steve Goldstein Nov. 6, 2019
Inmates Ask For Trial After Years Of Non-Compliance With Prison Care Settlement Jimmy Jenkins Nov. 5, 2019
Mesa Breaks Ground At SkyBridge For New Cargo Hub Jimmy Jenkins Nov. 4, 2019
Black Clergy Urges Phoenix To Stand With Police Chief Jimmy Jenkins Oct. 31, 2019
EPCOR Representatives: Johnson Utilities Is Running Out Of Money Jimmy Jenkins Oct. 31, 2019
Kansas Transfers 120 Inmates To Private Arizona Prison Jimmy Jenkins Oct. 24, 2019
Water Contamination Forces Department Of Corrections To Change Wells At Douglas Prison Jimmy Jenkins Oct. 21, 2019
Judge Sets Deadlines In AZ Prison Health Settlement Jimmy Jenkins Oct. 14, 2019
LGBTQ Community Gathers For Town Hall Watch Party Jimmy Jenkins Oct. 11, 2019
More Than 5,000 Publications Banned In Arizona Prisons Jimmy Jenkins Oct. 8, 2019
Ducey Selects David Shinn As New Corrections Director Jimmy Jenkins, Steve Goldstein Oct. 7, 2019
Expert: Prison Health Care Should Be Public, Not Private Jimmy Jenkins Oct. 4, 2019