I would contact the Buddhist Peace Fellowship for possible resources. There used to be a post-release group for released prisoners in the Bay Area, but I'm not sure it still exists. Folks at BPF may know. The East-Bay prison meditation network and the Berekely Shambhala Center would be good resources as well. I would be happy to connect with Joel personally as well. I was released in 1999 after 14 years in prison. I will be in Bay Area June 25 - 29 and would be happy to meet with Joel if he is out by then.
Prison Dharma Network