Gov. Doug Ducey has pledged to put millions of new dollars into K-12 education, and fight the opioid epidemic this year. How he plans to do that.
Jimmy Jenkins is a Senior Field Correspondent at KJZZ.
Originally from Terre Haute, Indiana, Jenkins has a B.S. in Criminology from Indiana State University.
After spending a decade as a newspaper and magazine freelance reporter, Jenkins returned to school and earned his Masters Degree in Journalism from Indiana University.
His Masters studies led to a job at NPR member station WFIU in Bloomington, Indiana where Jenkins was a reporter and producer for two years. Already an NPR fan, he found his voice on public radio.
Law enforcement runs in Jenkins’ family and much of his reporting has focused on the criminal justice system.
As a feature reporter covering the Indiana Statehouse, Jenkins detailed a major re-haul of Indiana’s Felony Criminal Code. His other reporting has dealt with Methamphetamine use, designer drug legislation and the Prison Rape Elimination Act. At KJZZ Jenkins has reported on Tasers, body cameras, use of force, prison privatization and former Sheriff Joe Arpaio.
Jenkins has also reported on energy policy, politics and the environment. He has contributed to All Things Considered, Marketplace, Here and Now, The Takeaway and NPR Newcasts.
In his free time Jenkins likes to read, travel and listen to his ever-growing vinyl record collection – but NPR is always on in the background.
|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|
|Tracking Mesa Jail Costs||Jimmy Jenkins||November 29, 2017|
|Prison Reform Group Alleges Arizona Clemency Board Unfairly Targeted Offender||Jimmy Jenkins||November 28, 2017|
|Two Arizona Police Departments Get DOJ Funding For New Hires||Jimmy Jenkins||November 21, 2017|
|Mayor Stanton Proposes Renaming Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport Terminal After McCain||KJZZ News||November 16, 2017|
|Legal Costs For Arizona Prison Health Care Settlement Approach $4 Million||Jimmy Jenkins||November 06, 2017|
|Mesa Police Department Requests Grant Approval For DNA Backlog||Jimmy Jenkins||November 03, 2017|
|Phoenix Announces Temporary Central City Library Location||Jimmy Jenkins||November 02, 2017|
|Arrests Down, But Juvenile Population Surges In Maricopa County Jail||Jimmy Jenkins||November 02, 2017|
|Chandler Police Gives Out Smart Water Kits To Combat Theft||Jimmy Jenkins||October 30, 2017|
|Navajo Lawmaker Appeals To Trump To Save Monuments||KJZZ News||October 27, 2017|
|Federal Judge Rejects Joe Arpaio's Bid To Vacate Criminal Conviction||Jimmy Jenkins||October 19, 2017|
|Former Tent City Jail Facility To House Drug Treatment Program||Jimmy Jenkins||October 13, 2017|