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.

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
AZ Will Pay Prisoners $1.50 An Hour To Fight Wildfires Jimmy Jenkins June 16, 2021
Arizona Utilities Confident In Energy Supply Amid Record High Usage Jimmy Jenkins June 15, 2021
Reports: People Impersonating Yavapai County Recorder's Office Workers In Prescott Jimmy Jenkins June 15, 2021
County Attorney Dismisses Charges Against Protesters Jimmy Jenkins June 13, 2021
AZ Budget Proposal Assumes New Private Prison Beds Will Cost More Than Public Facilities Jimmy Jenkins June 11, 2021
Data Analysis: 'Unnatural' Deaths Increasing In U.S. State Prisons Jimmy Jenkins June 9, 2021
No Dangerous Air Quality Levels After Phoenix Fire Jimmy Jenkins June 7, 2021
Aluminum Shortage Causing License Plate Delays Jimmy Jenkins June 7, 2021
Why Arizona May Resume Gas Chamber Executions Jimmy Jenkins, Lauren Gilger June 7, 2021
Labor, Material Shortage Leading To Construction Delays Jimmy Jenkins June 4, 2021
Website To Help People Navigate Marijuana Expungement Process Jimmy Jenkins June 3, 2021
Documents Reveal Arizona Preparing Gas Chamber For Executions Jimmy Jenkins June 3, 2021
AZ Plans To Launch Sports Betting On NFL Opening Day Jimmy Jenkins June 2, 2021
Settlement Checks Issued To Landmark Home Warranty Customers Jimmy Jenkins June 1, 2021
Phoenix Pride Announces In-Person Events Jimmy Jenkins June 1, 2021
Spur Fire Consumes 150 Acres, Over A Dozen Homes Jimmy Jenkins
Associated Press
May 28, 2021
Compliance Scores Plummet After Federal Judge Disallows 'Drive By' Mental Health Encounters In Arizona Prisons Jimmy Jenkins May 27, 2021
Limited In-Person Visitations To Resume In AZ Prisons Jimmy Jenkins May 27, 2021
Valley Public Pools Opening This Weekend Jimmy Jenkins May 28, 2021
Court Sets Execution Warrant Briefing Schedules For 2 Death Row Prisoners Jimmy Jenkins May 25, 2021
Chandler Police Offering Hiring Bonuses To Recruit More Employees Jimmy Jenkins May 25, 2021
Coalition Seeks Investigation Of Religious Freedom Violations In Prisons Jimmy Jenkins May 24, 2021
County OKS Funding For New East Valley Animal Shelter Jimmy Jenkins May 24, 2021
Blood, Roaches, Rats: Inspection Reports Reveal Filthy Conditions In Arizona Prison Kitchens Jimmy Jenkins May 17, 2021
Attorneys For AZ Death Row Prisoner Request Hearing Jimmy Jenkins May 3, 2021