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
Attorneys For Death Row Prisoners Push Back On AG's Request To Set Execution Dates Jimmy Jenkins April 23, 2021
Plaintiffs In Arizona Prison Health Care Suit Call For Receivership, $24 Million In Fines Jimmy Jenkins April 16, 2021
Report: AZ Paid $1.5M For Death Penalty Drugs Jimmy Jenkins April 9, 2021
Legal Costs For Prison Health Care Lawsuit Exceed $21M Jimmy Jenkins March 26, 2021
Corrections: 12% Of Prison Population Has Received 1st Dose Jimmy Jenkins March 27, 2021
Mesa To Use CARES Act Funding To Address Homelessness Jimmy Jenkins March 25, 2021
Inmates On Hunger Strike Protesting Prison Conditions Jimmy Jenkins March 22, 2021
Maricopa County Jails Begin Inmate Vaccinations Jimmy Jenkins March 18, 2021
Department Of Health Services: AZ Has Begun Vaccinating Inmates In State Prisons Jimmy Jenkins March 12, 2021
Judge Dismisses Complaints In Private Prison Lawsuit Jimmy Jenkins March 11, 2021
Department Of Corrections Ready To Resume Executions Jimmy Jenkins, Steve Goldstein March 5, 2021
Report: AZ To Begin Vaccinating Inmates In State Prisons Jimmy Jenkins March 3, 2021
Lawmakers Call For Dept. Of Corrections Investigation After KJZZ Report Jimmy Jenkins March 2, 2021
GAO Releases Report On Conditions For Pregnant Women In DOJ Custody Jimmy Jenkins Feb. 25, 2021
Tempe Annexes Part Of County Island For New Development Jimmy Jenkins Feb. 25, 2021
Judge Fines AZ Department Of Corrections $1.1M Over Continued Health Care Failures Jimmy Jenkins Feb. 24, 2021
Arizona Lawmakers Respond To Report On Software Impacting Prison Release Dates Jimmy Jenkins Feb. 23, 2021
Whistleblowers: Software Bug Keeping Some Inmates In Prisons Beyond Release Dates Jimmy Jenkins Feb. 22, 2021
AZ Utilities Tell Corporation Commission Natural Gas Supply Is Secure Jimmy Jenkins Feb. 18, 2021
Charter School Founders Indicted Over Fraud Scheme Jimmy Jenkins Feb. 18, 2021
Push For Greater Arizona Prison Oversight Led By Formerly Incarcerated People, Families Jimmy Jenkins Feb. 17, 2021
Inmate Says Kendrick Lamar CD Ban Unconstitutional Jimmy Jenkins Feb. 11, 2021
Earned Release Credit Bill Approved By House Criminal Justice Reform Committee Jimmy Jenkins Feb. 10, 2021
Suspect In Lake Havasu City Arsons Arrested Jimmy Jenkins Feb. 9, 2021
Bill Would Allow Prison Releases In Health Emergencies Jimmy Jenkins Feb. 9, 2021