From the article: "Are the various re-entry efforts in Wisconsin working? According to a new Department of Corrections report , the answer is yes. It shows the rate at which prisoners are committing new crimes after their release from prison is on a downward trend." Read the article here.
Taking a look at the DOC report, recidivism decreased by 28.5% in 14 years: in 1993, the recidivism rate was the highest at 45.3%, to 2007, when it was 32.4%. Access the report here.