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
Contractors Turn To 'Prefab' Construction Amid Skilled Labor Shortage Jimmy Jenkins Sep. 13, 2017
Prison Health Care Contract Amendment Could Lead To Financial Windfall For Corizon Jimmy Jenkins Sep. 13, 2017
Federal Judge: 'Ghost Of Retaliation' Hangs Over Arizona Prison Health Care Settlement Jimmy Jenkins Sep. 12, 2017
DOJ Asks Judge To Throw Out Joe Arpaio Verdict Jimmy Jenkins Sep. 12, 2017
Penzone Orders Review Of Posse Program Jimmy Jenkins Sep. 8, 2017
Phoenix Looks To Expand Near Camelback Mountain Christina Estes, Jimmy Jenkins Sep. 7, 2017
Winkle Removed From Council For Violating Mesa Charter Jimmy Jenkins Aug. 31, 2017
Winkle Offers To Accept Censure, Pay Fine To Avoid Hearing Jimmy Jenkins Aug. 30, 2017
Joe Arpaio: Accepting Pardon Is Not An Admission Of Guilt Jimmy Jenkins Aug. 28, 2017
President Trump Grants Pardon To Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio Of Arizona Jimmy Jenkins, Christina Estes Aug. 25, 2017
Flake Holds Meeting On Breaking Up 9th Circuit Jimmy Jenkins Aug. 25, 2017
Trump: Arpaio Will Be 'Just Fine,' Hints Again At Pardon Jimmy Jenkins Aug. 23, 2017
White House Says No Pardon Planned For Former Sheriff Arpaio Jimmy Jenkins Aug. 22, 2017
Experts Say A Presidential Pardon For Joe Arpaio Would Be Rare Jimmy Jenkins Aug. 21, 2017
Confederate Monument Tarred And Feathered In Apache Junction Jimmy Jenkins Aug. 17, 2017
President Trump Says He May Pardon Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio Jimmy Jenkins Aug. 14, 2017
Mesa Jail Privatization Comes At A Cost To Other Phoenix-Area Cities Jimmy Jenkins Aug. 14, 2017
Correctional Health Care Company Slow To Pay Hospital Jimmy Jenkins Aug. 10, 2017
Low Staffing At Arizona Prisons Could Lead To Big Fines Jimmy Jenkins Aug. 9, 2017
Judge: Actions Of Arizona DOC Director Undermine Judiciary Jimmy Jenkins Aug. 8, 2017
9th Circuit Rules Against Maricopa County In Wiretap Case Jimmy Jenkins Aug. 3, 2017
ADC Director Calls Court Order Protecting Inmates 'Disappointing' Jimmy Jenkins Aug. 3, 2017
Reform Group Publishes Research On Arizona's Drug Sentencing Policy Jimmy Jenkins, Mark Brodie Aug. 3, 2017
Suspect In Custody After Firebombing 4th Avenue Jail Jimmy Jenkins Aug. 2, 2017
Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio Found Guilty Of Criminal Contempt Jimmy Jenkins, Carrie Jung, Mariana Dale Jul. 31, 2017