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
Mexican Baseball Returns To The East Valley Jimmy Jenkins Jul. 28, 2017
Chandler Police Recommend Charges For Hamilton Athletic Director Jimmy Jenkins Jul. 27, 2017
Arizona Prisoners Say State Retaliated After Testimony In Health Care Case Jimmy Jenkins Jul. 24, 2017
Mesa Councilman Ryan Winkle Pleads Guilty To DUI Charges Jimmy Jenkins Jul. 20, 2017
Arizona Prison Health Care Contract Leads To 'Severe Understaffing' Jimmy Jenkins Jul. 20, 2017
Arizona State Prison Inmate: 'We Are Not Being Treated As Human Beings' Jimmy Jenkins Jul. 14, 2017
Inmates Claim Temperatures In Arizona Prisons Are Above 100 Degrees Jimmy Jenkins Jul. 13, 2017
Mesa Residents Protest Police Brutality Jimmy Jenkins Jul. 7, 2017
Closing Arguments Completed In Last Day Of Arpaio Trial Jimmy Jenkins Jul. 6, 2017
Government And Defense To Give Closing Arguments In Arpaio Trial Jimmy Jenkins Jul. 5, 2017
Mesa Man Stopped For Jaywalking Accuses Police Of Assault Jimmy Jenkins Jul. 5, 2017
Arpaio Attorneys File Motion For Acquittal Jimmy Jenkins Jun. 30, 2017
Defense Rests In Arpaio Criminal Contempt Trial Jimmy Jenkins Jun. 29, 2017
Maricopa County Sheriff's Deputies Testify In Arpaio Contempt Trial Jimmy Jenkins Jun. 28, 2017
Government Calls More Witnesses In Second Day Of Joe Arpaio Trial Jimmy Jenkins Jun. 28, 2017
Joe Arpaio Contempt Case: Former Attorney Takes The Stand Jimmy Jenkins Jun. 26, 2017
Flake Legislation Would Roll Back Arizona Ozone Standards Jimmy Jenkins Jun. 21, 2017
More Than Half Of Maricopa County Budget Goes To Public Safety, Criminal Justice Jimmy Jenkins Jun. 20, 2017
Several Hundred Inmates Still Sleeping Outdoors In Tent City Jimmy Jenkins, Mark Brodie Jun. 20, 2017
Mesa Council Moves Forward With Disciplinary Hearing For Winkle Jimmy Jenkins Jun. 15, 2017
Arpaio's Civil Contempt Admission Allowed In Criminal Trial Jimmy Jenkins Jun. 15, 2017
Mesa Introduces New Police Chief Jimmy Jenkins Jun. 8, 2017
MCSO Working To Remove Institutional Bias Jimmy Jenkins Jun. 7, 2017
Flake Says NAFTA Withdrawal Would Be Disastrous For Arizona Jimmy Jenkins Jun. 1, 2017
Arpaio's Words Can Be Used Against Him In Trial Jimmy Jenkins May. 31, 2017