In 1999, Nushawn Williams pleaded GUILTY to two counts of second-degree rape (statutory because the female was 13 years old) and one count of reckless endangerment in Chautauqua County, according to the Buffalo News, and was convicted.

Additionally, Williams became a MEDIA MOGUL after it was exposed that, on top of his convictions, 13 of hundreds of women he had sex with had tested positive for HIV, which they contracted from him.

To date, Nushawn Williams served his 12 year prison sentence. However, there's a state law that permits civil confinement of sexual offenders...so Nushawn Williams, 16 years later, still remains in the Wende State Correctional Facility.

The question posed to you is: SHOULD NUSHAWN WILLIAMS BE RELEASED, BASED ON THE FACT THAT HE DID COMPLETE HIS SENTENCE AND HAS PUBLICLY APOLOGIZED FOR HIS ACTIONS...BUT TAKING INTO ACCOUNT THE STATE IS SAYING HE IS A DANGER TO SOCIETY BECAUSE HE KNOWINGLY SPREAD HIV!

The answer seems to be a NO-BRAINER and I'd say...YES...KEEP HIM!  If he has HIV and would even POSSIBLY continue to infect women...KEEP HIM LOCKED UP!

However, here's where the story gets interesting! It's being reported in today's Buffalo News that NUSHAWN WILLIAMS DOES NOT...AND NEVER HAS HAD...HIV!!!!!

Even Nushawn Williams is surprised, according the article in this morning's Buffalo News.  According to the article, HIV testing in the '90s was many times grossly inaccurate, and Nushawn Williams just took for granted he was HIV positive based on what the Government told him....but the fact is that HE DOES NOT HAVE HIV!

So,...the question again...SHOULD NUSHAWN WILLIAMS BE RELEASED?  Take the POLL below and give us your decision!