So I made an API call to JIRA to get the list of all the issues. It returns something like this:
response = requests.get(url + '/search?jql=resolution%20=%20Unresolved%20order%20by%20priority%20DESC,updated%20DESC', auth=auth).json()
if you look at your json it's an array to a hash or list to dict. To get fields you'd just call the first array element and the key.