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
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
The Power Of The Mormon Vote Jimmy Jenkins January 04, 2018
ACLU Building Criminal Justice Reform Team In Arizona Jimmy Jenkins December 21, 2017
Federal Judge Calls For Hearing After KJZZ Report On Arizona Prison Health Care Jimmy Jenkins December 20, 2017
On The Inside: The Chaos Of Arizona Prison Health Care Jimmy Jenkins December 18, 2017
Tucson Re-entry Group In Talks With Federal Agencies To Expand Curriculum Jimmy Jenkins December 15, 2017
County Begins Renovation Of Madison Street Jail Jimmy Jenkins December 13, 2017
Attorneys Assist With Claims Against Maricopa County Sheriff's Office For Unlawful Detentions Jimmy Jenkins December 09, 2017
Mesa Police Release Body Camera Video In Daniel Shaver's Shooting Jimmy Jenkins December 07, 2017
Victims Of MCSO's Illegal Stops And Detentions Eligible For Claims Jimmy Jenkins December 07, 2017
Former Mesa Police Officer Cleared Of Murder Charge Jimmy Jenkins December 07, 2017
Prosecutors Seek Death Penalty In 'Serial Shooter' Case KJZZ News December 07, 2017