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
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
DHS Prepares To Regulate Lab Testing For Medical Marijuana Jimmy Jenkins Sept. 26, 2019
AZ Argues At 9th Circuit To Overturn Prison Health Fine Jimmy Jenkins, Steve Goldstein Sept. 24, 2019
Formerly Incarcerated People Address Lawmakers Jimmy Jenkins Sept. 23, 2019
Arizona Asking 9th Circuit To Invalidate Prison Fines Jimmy Jenkins Sept. 23, 2019
DHS Investigating Salmonella Outbreak At Women’s Prison Jimmy Jenkins Sept. 20, 2019
New Study Examines Rate Of Jail Incarceration In 44 States Jimmy Jenkins Sept. 19, 2019
9th Circuit: Witnesses Have Right To Hear AZ Executions Jimmy Jenkins Sept. 17, 2019
Invitation Company Doesn't Have To Serve Same-Sex Couples Jimmy Jenkins
Howard Fischer, Capitol Media Services
Sept. 16, 2019
Adult Protective Services Receives Grant To Improve Training Jimmy Jenkins Sept. 12, 2019
Phoenix Launches 'I Count 2020' Ahead Of Census Jimmy Jenkins, Steve Goldstein Sept. 11, 2019
Ducey Selects Temporary Director For Corrections Dept. Jimmy Jenkins Sept. 11, 2019
State Trooper Arrested On Charges Of Sexual Assault Jimmy Jenkins Sept. 10, 2019
Interim Manager: Conditions Improving In Johnson Utilities Service Area Jimmy Jenkins Sept. 10, 2019
Inmates Call For Federal Takeover Of Arizona Prison Health Care System Jimmy Jenkins Sept. 6, 2019
Inmate Newsletter Gives Unfiltered View Of Prison Life Jimmy Jenkins Sept. 5, 2019
Glendale Officer Resigns After Use-Of-Force Incident Jimmy Jenkins Sept. 5, 2019
Joe Arpaio Running For Maricopa County Sheriff Jimmy Jenkins, Sky Schaudt
Associated Press
Aug. 25, 2019
Woman Injured In Arizona Prison Wins Battle With Bill Collectors After Sharing Her Story Jimmy Jenkins Aug. 23, 2019
DOJ Action Prompts AZ To Renew Pursuit Of Death Penalty Drugs Jimmy Jenkins Aug. 23, 2019
Barrow Institute Study Finds Growing Fear Of Concussion Among Teens, Parents Jimmy Jenkins, Mark Brodie Aug. 22, 2019