Vlevinbrand, well I am no expert at all when it comes to this crisis, but I do have some experience with the issue that you are dealing with. I am a 25 year old single mother of an 8 1/2 month old. I left my daughter's father when I was 6 months pregnant for a few reasons. He physically assaulted me when I was 6 months pregnant (first time he ever put his hands on me), he was seeing other women, and would disappear on me for 12 hours at a time. When I went to the police station to put in a complaint I got the the worst news of my life...my daughters father was a convicted felon and was in prision for 6 years; and I had NO idea until then. He has a terrible track record that made me think about my unborn child's safety as well as my own. When my daughter was born he was in jail, but I wasn't going to allow him to be present when I gave birth. It was a secret until a few days after she was born, when I finally announced it. I took him to court and was granted full legal and residential custody of her when she was 3 months old. He has never once helped me with her and never gave me the time of day when I was pregnant. I allowed him to see her one time when she was 2 months old and it was a disaster. She is now almost 9 months old and I don't allow him to see her because he is dangerous and does nothing but threaten my life as well as my family and friends lives. If he was a good person I would have no issues allowing him to see her but he isn't. So with all that said, I'm sure that our situations are different, but they are also very similar. If he wants to be in your child's life now I say yes allow him to be, but I would wait until he gets out of jail for them to meet. I wouldn't recommend bringing the baby to the jail. That is no environment for the child to be in. Good luck with everything, and I hope that I could be a little help to you.