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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.

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.

What is Inside Out Jail Ministries (ISO)

ISO is a 501(c)3 faith-based re-entry program dedicated to assisting motivated men and women incarcerated regardless of their religious beliefs, ‘be aware, and prepare, for their transition from jail back to their communities.

Why ISO

Life after incarceration is one of the toughest mountains past offenders must face during their transition. The first 24-72 hours are the most critical. ISO assists men and women by preparing them for their re-entry and providing an inside and outside support system so to help reduce them going around the same mountain. In helping to bridge the gap, we help to reduce recidivism.

Education

ISO holds classes on the ‘Obstacles of Re-entry’ inside of the Orange County Jail that help with challenges inside 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:

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

Transitional Services

ISO assists 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

ISO offers a Family Support Group to those who have a loved one incarcerated. We know even the familys’ experience struggles during this time. This group provides encouragement, prayers, and discussions surrounding the obstacles you face. Please contact us at: info@ISOJM.org for more info.

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.

Testimonial Video

ISO testimonial video

Board of Directors

Tammy Fisher
Founder/CEO

Tammy is a native Floridian born in Ft. Myers and grew up in Sebring. Having a love of airplanes, she got her pilots license when she was only 16. She graduated in 1978 going straight into the Air Force as the second woman in the Heavy Aircraft Maintenance field, a B-52 aircraft mechanic. She retired in 1995.  She has been married to her husband Brian since 1981 and have two daughters. Each daughter has two children making her a ‘nana’ of four. Tammy has her associate in applied science and associate of art, bachelor’s degree in Transformational Church Ministry, and masters in Christian Counseling for Substance Use and Addictive Behaviors. She has been ordained since 2010 through Evangelical Church Alliance. She has been involved in jail ministries since 2004. She is now serves as an Asst Chaplain with Good News Jail and Prison Ministry as well as Founder and CEO of Inside Out Jail Ministries. Tammy’s hobbies include shooting pool, riding horses, playing with her dog, and diamond dots.

Brian Fisher
Co-Founder
Robert Marcincowski
President

Robert (Bob) D. Marcinkowski, retired US Army and retired ALJ with the Social Security Administration (SSA). He obtained a BS from the US Military Academy, a MS from Purdue University, and his JD Widener University School of Law.  Bob has been a participating ISO Board Member since 2016.

Joseph Hostetler
Treasurer

Joe is retired from various accounting and finance positions, including 30 years as VP Finance at the Kissimmee Utility Authority.  He holds an Accounting Degree from the University of Florida, an MBA from Rollins College, and is a retired CPA.  Joe attends Aloma Baptist Church, has served on church finance committees and management teams.

Ramon Morales
Board Secretary

Ramon is the father of three incredibly beautiful and loving children. Born and raised in a Catholic home, he saw his parents serve the church and countless people throughout his life.  Service was just a way of life for us.  He served as a little league baseball coach and a member of that board as well as a member of the board of directors for the men’s group at his church, St. Lukes UMC.  He also serves as a member of the Dr Phillips High School Baseball Booster’s club.

Professionally, Ramon ran his independent real estate brokerage after serving as a realtor and coach at La Rosa Realty and is now the Director of Property Management for AmeriTeam Property Management. 

Jenny Brodnax
Board Member

Jenny has volunteered with Inside Out Jail Ministries from 2012 through the present.  She served as Program Director for Samaritan Village from 2016 through 2019. Jenny retired from Federal Trust Bank as Executive Vice President in 2009.

Patrick Torre
Board Member

Patrick was born in Staten Island, New York. He graduated from Wagner College with a Bachelor's in Management and Business Management. Throughout his career, he worked as a general manager for automotive companies like BMW, Rolls Royce, and Harley Davidson. Additionally, Patrick received a Culinary Arts degree from Auguste Escoffier School. Patrick has three children and four grandchildren. For over 15 years, he's served as a table leader for Patrick M. Morley's The Man in the Mirror bible study.

Chris Ristau
Board Member
Rose Watson
Board Member

Rose Watson grew up in Buffalo, N. Y., where she attended college and earned her Masters Degree in English. She retired from Valencia College, where she was an English Professor. Currently, she is a travel agent and a volunteer with I-Dignity, a non-profit organization that helps the homeless and anyone else in need obtain identification.

Lindsey Coates Horvatich
Board Member

 Lindsey is a licensed mental health care provider in both Florida and Tennessee with over a decade of experience in providing culturally responsive, trauma informed care to adults and families. She founded Salvia Counseling + Consulting to offer accessible, inclusive care to individuals, clinical supervision to therapists-in-training, and consulting services to organizations committed to employee wellbeing and sustainability.