About Us

Our History

Inside Out Jail Ministries, Inc. (ISO) is dedicated to assisting incarcerated jail residents transition from jail back into the community. ISO began operations in the Orange Co. Florida Correctional Facility (33RD Street jail) in April 2012. ISO was incorporated as a Florida not-for-profit corporation and granted tax-exempt status in January 2014 under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. ISO operates under a Board presently consisting of the Chief Executive Officer and Ministry Founder, the Ministry Co-Founder, and seven Directors.

Our Mission

To assist and prepare men and women incarcerated in jail, regardless of their personal religious beliefs, make a successful transition back into local communities.

Our goal is to reduce recidivism by encouraging personal growth, rebuilding families, and strengthening communities.

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How We Help

Our inside transition team works with each resident who requests assistance, gathering information needed for their plan. We work with and assist public defenders and social workers as well.

We provide a six-week educational experience inside the jail, entitled “Obstacles and Challenges in Transition.” Topics include criminal and addictive behavior, submission to authority, building trust, and setting goals. The participant will draft a 24/72-hour plan, designed to keep them on track and focused, once they are released.

We provide continuing education and spiritual development through Christian-based studies focused on recovery and transition.

We train spiritual mentors and pen pals to be available to the resident (if so desired) for spiritual growth.

We communicate and coordinate with families for support during the transition period.

We provide clothing to those in need at the time of release from jail.

We provide outside support during the transition. If a person is local, we will connect them with local resources such as a faith community and recovery programs for continued growth.

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What is Inside Out Jail Ministries (ISO)

ISO is a 501(c)3 ministry dedicated to assisting the 2,300+ men and women incarcerated inside of the Orange County Jail. We assist these men and women no matter what their religious beliefs are during the transition from jail to their communities.


Why ISO

We help men and women who are ready for a change from going around the same mountain of criminal mischief and addictions. We do this through education, transitional assistance, and spiritual development which in turn helps these men and women not return to jail.


Life after incarceration is one of the toughest mountains past offenders have to face during their transition. ISO assists men and women who are ready to put their criminal mischief and/or addictions behind them by offering educational development courses, transitional assistance, and spiritual development to prepare them for re-entry into society.


Education

ISO holds classes on the ‘Obstacles of Re-entry’ inside of the Orange County Jail that help with challenges in and outside of jail, the first 24-72 hours after release from jail, and the place of residence during their transition. The classes offered consist of:

  1. • Making positive decisions for life
  2. • Help to set SMART Goals
  3. • How to deal with temptation
  4. • How to rebuild trust
  5. • Develop a Release Plan (24-72 hour plan upon release)
  6. • Employment Resources

Transitional Services

ISO incarcerated men and women with placement into substance treatment transitional/residential programs. ISO does this by helping to coordinate phone interviews, submitting applications, and arranging transportation to these facillities. These aspects of our ministry are what differentiates ISO from other re-entry programs. We also work with Human Trafficking Victims


Spiritual Development

ISO offers men and women spiritual developmental growth through one-on-one mentorship, pen-pals, and worship services focused on Re-Entry and Recovery through Celebratory Recovery principles and the 12 Step Program.

Rebuild Families

We are developing a training and family support segment to aid families to be better prepared and equipped for their loved one's return. Topics will include, setting boundaries and how ‘not’ to enable their loved ones who struggle with addictions.

Our belief is if we assist and prepare families, this will continue to help those we have been working with inside jail as they transition back into their communities and remain out of jail as a vibrant member of their family and community.

Board of Directors

Tammy Fisher
Rev. Tammy Fisher
Founder
Bob Marcinkowski
Bob Marcinkowski
President
Volunteer
Joe Hostetler
Treasurer
Volunteer
(open)
Secretary
Brian Fisher
Brian Fisher
Co-Founder
Jenny Brodnax
Jenny Brodnax
Board Member
Bob Fielding
Bob Fielding
Board Member
Steve MacIntosh
Steve MacIntosh
Board Member
Jim McElhose
Jim McElhose
Board Member
Chris Ristau
Chris Ristau
Board Member