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 Publication Date
Special Hearing Investigating Corizon Health Continues In Federal Court Jimmy Jenkins March 15, 2018
Tempe Mail-In Election Ends Tuesday Jimmy Jenkins March 12, 2018
The Quick Brown Fox Might Have Rabies Jimmy Jenkins March 08, 2018
Chandler Eyes Federal Funds For Downtown Development Jimmy Jenkins March 08, 2018
Legal Expenses For Arpaio Tenure Exceed $90 Million Jimmy Jenkins March 07, 2018
MCSO Set To Vote On Settlement For Arpaio-Era Lawsuit Associated Press March 05, 2018
Arizona Board Of Regents Backs University Of Arizona Basketball Coach Sean Miller Jimmy Jenkins March 01, 2018
Mortality Reviews Show Arizona Blames Corizon Health For Inmate Deaths Jimmy Jenkins March 01, 2018
Whistleblower Takes The Stand: Former Arizona Prison Doctor Makes Stunning Allegations In Federal Court Jimmy Jenkins February 27, 2018
Current Inmate, Former Doctor To Testify In Special Arizona Prison Health-Care Hearing Jimmy Jenkins February 26, 2018
Arizona Officials Prepare For Challenging Wildfire Season Jimmy Jenkins February 22, 2018
Bill Raising Juvenile Court Age Moves Through Legislature Jimmy Jenkins February 16, 2018
$1 Million And Counting: Fines Mounting For Arizona Department Of Corrections Jimmy Jenkins February 15, 2018
Department Of Corrections Seeks Billion Dollar Budget Jimmy Jenkins February 13, 2018
Untold Arizona: The Only Boy Scout Troop Behind Bars Jimmy Jenkins February 13, 2018
Arizona Rep. Shope Kills Prison Feminine Hygiene Bill, Defers To Department Of Corrections Jimmy Jenkins February 12, 2018
New Maricopa County Jail, Intake Facility Under Construction Jimmy Jenkins February 09, 2018
‘Pads And Tampons And The Problems With Periods:' All-Male Committee Hears Arizona Bill On Feminine Hygiene Products In Prison Jimmy Jenkins February 05, 2018
Maricopa County Settles Lawsuit Over Arpaio's Workplace Raids Jimmy Jenkins February 02, 2018
Federal Judge Strikes Down Kansas BDS Law Similar To Arizona's Jimmy Jenkins February 01, 2018
Sections Of I-10 In Phoenix Closed This Weekend Jimmy Jenkins January 26, 2018
'The Judge Is Upset:' Federal Court Pursues Investigation Into Corizon Health Over Arizona Prison Allegations Jimmy Jenkins January 18, 2018
Joe Arpaio's Entrance Into Arizona U.S. Senate Race Changes Fundraising Landscape Jimmy Jenkins January 18, 2018
Arizona Inmate Advised To 'Avoid Self-Harm' After Chewing His Own Fingers Off Jimmy Jenkins January 15, 2018
MCSO Officers Cleared After Internal Review Of Inmate Assault, Tasing Jimmy Jenkins January 11, 2018