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
Arizona Department Of Corrections Director Charles Ryan Announces Retirement Jimmy Jenkins, Lauren Gilger Aug. 9, 2019
MCSO Screening Inmates, Providing Vaccines For Hep A Jimmy Jenkins Aug. 8, 2019
Federal Money Allocated To Combat Opioid Crisis In AZ Rural Areas Jimmy Jenkins Aug. 8, 2019
Meetings To Address Earned Release Credits For Inmates Jimmy Jenkins, Steve Goldstein Aug. 6, 2019
'Inkcarcerated:' Show Features Artists From Arizona State Prison Jimmy Jenkins Aug. 2, 2019
Sen. Elizabeth Warren Pitches Campaign Platform To Supporters In Tempe Jimmy Jenkins Aug. 2, 2019
Concerns About AZ Prison System Raised At Town Hall Jimmy Jenkins Aug. 1, 2019
Man Can't Walk After Leg Goes Untreated In AZ Prison Jimmy Jenkins July 29, 2019
Museum Fire: Flagstaff Makes Progress, Braces For Floods Jimmy Jenkins, Lauren Gilger July 25, 2019
Rain Brings Fire Relief, Flood Concerns To Flagstaff Laurel Morales, Jimmy Jenkins July 24, 2019
ADC Publishes, Rescinds New Policy On Prison Tours Jimmy Jenkins July 23, 2019
Corp Comm Approves Capital Improvement Plan For Johnson Utilities Jimmy Jenkins July 19, 2019
Formerly Incarcerated Say Release Bill Had Unintended Consequences Jimmy Jenkins July 12, 2019
School District OKs Lease For Asylum Welcome Center Jimmy Jenkins July 12, 2019
Maricopa County Courts Downtown Open Following APS Outage Jimmy Jenkins, Holliday Moore July 2, 2019
APS Worker Killed In Explosion Identified Jimmy Jenkins
Associated Press
July 2, 2019
Oversight Committees OKs Department Of Corrections Spending Jimmy Jenkins, Mark Brodie June 19, 2019
Committee To Study Expanding Earned Release Credits To More Inmates In Arizona Prisons Jimmy Jenkins June 17, 2019
Civic Engagement Group Seeking To Increase Voter Registration In Arizona Jimmy Jenkins June 17, 2019
Water Restored After Well Pumps Fail At Arizona State Prison in Yuma Jimmy Jenkins June 17, 2019
APS Temporarily Halting Power Disconnections Jimmy Jenkins, Daniel Perle June 13, 2019
Corporation Commission Allows More Development In Johnson Utilities’ Territory Jimmy Jenkins June 11, 2019
Water Restored After Outage At Douglas Prison Jimmy Jenkins June 11, 2019
Main Water Supply Out Indefinitely At Douglas Prison Jimmy Jenkins June 10, 2019
Study Warns Of Massive Impact To Arizona Economy From Proposed Tariffs On Mexico Jimmy Jenkins June 6, 2019