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
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
Man Indicted In Stabbing Death Of Peoria Teen Associated Press, 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
Commission Proposes Amendments To Clean Elections Act Jimmy Jenkins June 6, 2019
Mesa Parks Training To Better Serve People With Autism Jimmy Jenkins June 3, 2019
Hepatitis A Confirmed In 2 Cases In Prisons Jimmy Jenkins May 30, 2019
ADC Rescinds Disciplinary Actions Against Whistleblower Jimmy Jenkins May 30, 2019
Arizona Department Of Corrections Adding Beds To House Rising Female Population Jimmy Jenkins May 30, 2019
Gilbert Police Train To Communicate With Deaf And Hard Of Hearing Communities Jimmy Jenkins May 23, 2019
Dept. Of Corrections Whistleblower Calls For Change Of Leadership Jimmy Jenkins May 22, 2019
Pregnant Women In Arizona Prison Suffering Miscarriages, Giving Birth Alone Jimmy Jenkins May 20, 2019
Corizon Health Settles With Phoenix EEOC Over ADA Violation Allegations Jimmy Jenkins May 17, 2019
Whistleblower Claims Cover-Up In Governor's Review Of Prison Jimmy Jenkins May 17, 2019