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
Arizona Department Of Corrections Is Unable To Process Inmate Stimulus Payments Jimmy Jenkins Jan. 22, 2021
Former Arizona Rep. Rick Renzi Pardoned By President Trump Jill Ryan, Jimmy Jenkins
Associated Press
Jan. 20, 2021
Jewish Inmates Sue AZ Prisons Over Kosher Meal Change Jimmy Jenkins Jan. 19, 2021
What's Happening At The Arizona State Capitol Before Inauguration Steve Goldstein, Jimmy Jenkins Jan. 19, 2021
1 State Prison Vaccinating Employees; No Inmates Jimmy Jenkins Jan. 15, 2021
Phoenix Law Enforcement Prepares For Potential Unrest In Aftermath Of Capitol Attack Jimmy Jenkins Jan. 13, 2021
Arizona Planning For New Juvenile Prison Jimmy Jenkins Jan. 13, 2021
Trump Supporters Protest Election Results At State Capitol Jimmy Jenkins, Lauren Gilger Jan. 6, 2021
No Charges For Phoenix Officer Who Threatened Mayor Jimmy Jenkins Jan. 5, 2021
Despite Declining Population, Corrections Looking For More Private Prison Beds Jimmy Jenkins Jan. 4, 2021
Prison Guards Without PPE Are Endangering Lives At Yuma Hospital, Nurses Say Jimmy Jenkins Dec. 31, 2020
Maricopa County Treasurer Resigns Jimmy Jenkins Dec. 31, 2020
Company To Return Nearly $180M In Government Overpayments Jimmy Jenkins Dec. 31, 2020
Amidst Second Wave Of COVID-19 In Arizona Prisons, Families Call For Releases Jimmy Jenkins Dec. 18, 2020
Warden Of Yuma Prison, Site Of Recent COVID-19 Outbreak, Has Died Jimmy Jenkins Dec. 16, 2020
AZ Will Prioritize Vaccination For People Who Live, Work In Prisons Jimmy Jenkins Dec. 17, 2020
Supreme Court Reinstates Death Penalty For AZ Man Jimmy Jenkins Dec. 15, 2020
Group Wants Department Of Corrections Director Out Jimmy Jenkins Dec. 16, 2020
86th Phoenix Open Will Have Limited Attendance Jimmy Jenkins Dec. 14, 2020
Prison Food Study Examines Impact Of Diet On Incarcerated People Jimmy Jenkins Dec. 9, 2020
More Than 600 Inmates Test For Positive COVID-19 At Yuma Prison Jimmy Jenkins Dec. 8, 2020
Grid Bike Share To Shut Down In Phoenix, Tempe Jimmy Jenkins Dec. 7, 2020
Trump Campaign Makes Unfounded Election Fraud Allegations At Informal Hearing In Phoenix Jimmy Jenkins, Lauren Gilger, Steve Goldstein
Howard Fischer, Capitol Media Services
Nov. 30, 2020
Several Hundred Inmates Involved In Riot At Eyman Prison Jimmy Jenkins Nov. 26, 2020
Gov. Ducey Announces No New Changes In Arizona Policy Despite Rise In COVID-19 Cases Jimmy Jenkins
Associated Press
Nov. 18, 2020