Quoting ℳary ℐane:" Depends on the crime... "
If it was a petty crime then yeah I probably would. But 5-life? Life is ... Well it should be life but it's what, 20-30 years now? If he got life, your baby would have to deal with never really having a relationship with his/her dad until he gets out.
Personally, if my SO had done something that warranted life imprisonment, he had to throw any respect he had for me and our children and so, he loses them.