Well, I was going to comment, but I wouldn't want your prediction to be wrong...
Um, if I post this, then it's a done deal, so I may as well go ahead!
It seems to me that Lisa did her time, and it couldn't have been easy to be separated from her daughter while she was in prison. I think if you enjoy talking to her, you should stay in touch. But, I don't know all the details, so you may ignore my opinion if it's ill-founded.
No, Susie, you're opinion is well-founded and I think you're right. I'm going to invite her to see my friends' band the next time play at the home base. We'll have a good time in a neutral place and I'll get to know her better and see how it goes.
And thanks for ruining my prediction! :)
I think the key here is not knowing any more about the situation. Five years isn't very long considering the crime in question, so there must have been some corroboration or mitigating circumstances. One that comes immediately to mind is that when it happened it was a "now or never" moment, where it was necessary to do it right then or her child might be permanently injured or killed.
Just my .02, since Susie already... ;)