Jimmy Jenkins

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
9th Circuit Appoints Special Counsel To Defend Joe Arpaio Ruling Jimmy Jenkins Apr. 17, 2018
Corizon Whistleblower Ordered To Testify In Federal Court Jimmy Jenkins Apr. 13, 2018
Backpage.com Indictment Unsealed; 7 Face Charges Jimmy Jenkins Apr. 9, 2018
Corizon Employee Quits Over Safety, Health Care Issues Jimmy Jenkins Apr. 6, 2018
Students Meet With Lawmakers To Advocate For Safety Jimmy Jenkins Apr. 5, 2018
Inmates Get Free Pads, Tampons; Health Concerns Remain Jimmy Jenkins, Christina Estes Apr. 2, 2018
Mesa Police Hired 6 New Employees To Facilitate Private Jail Contract Jimmy Jenkins, Mariana Dale Apr. 2, 2018
Humpback Chub Swims Against Current Of Extinction Jimmy Jenkins Mar. 30, 2018
Arizona Blames Its Contractor For Prison Health Care Failures Jimmy Jenkins Mar. 27, 2018
Prosecutors Release New Report On State Prisoners Jimmy Jenkins Mar. 22, 2018
Downtown Globe Evacuated After Volatile Substance Found In Old Drug Store Jimmy Jenkins Mar. 21, 2018
Federal Agencies On The Ground As Uber Investigation Continues Jimmy Jenkins Mar. 20, 2018
Corizon Health Keeps Falling Short On Performance, Hiring Benchmarks Jimmy Jenkins Mar. 19, 2018
Zinke Addresses Opioid Crisis With Tribal Leaders Jimmy Jenkins Mar. 19, 2018
Special Hearing Investigating Corizon Health Continues In Federal Court Jimmy Jenkins Mar. 15, 2018
Tempe Mail-In Election Ends Tuesday Jimmy Jenkins Mar. 12, 2018
The Quick Brown Fox Might Have Rabies Jimmy Jenkins Mar. 8, 2018
Chandler Eyes Federal Funds For Downtown Development Jimmy Jenkins Mar. 8, 2018
Legal Expenses For Arpaio Tenure Exceed $90 Million Jimmy Jenkins Mar. 7, 2018
Board Of Regents Backs UA Basketball Coach Sean Miller Jimmy Jenkins Mar. 1, 2018
Mortality Reviews Show Arizona Blames Corizon Health For Inmate Deaths Jimmy Jenkins Mar. 1, 2018
Former Arizona Prison Doctor Makes Stunning Allegations In Federal Court Jimmy Jenkins Feb. 27, 2018
Current Inmate, Former Doctor To Testify In Prison Health-Care Hearing Jimmy Jenkins Feb. 26, 2018
Arizona Officials Prepare For Challenging Wildfire Season Jimmy Jenkins Feb. 22, 2018
Bill Raising Juvenile Court Age Moves Through Legislature Jimmy Jenkins Feb. 16, 2018