Attorney general breaks ground on new Cranston office

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CRANSTON, R.I. — The Rhode Island Attorney General's Office has broken ground on a new facility in Cranston, NBC 10 News has learned.

The new location will be the AG's customer service center and will house the Bureau of Criminal Identification Unit (BCI), the Adult Diversion Unit and the Consumer Protection Office, according to a solicitation for contract qualifications bids for Phase 1 of the project. The Adult Diversion Unit is an alternative to prosecution for first-time nonviolent felony offenders, according to the AG's office.

The proposed customer service center, expected to cost between $10 million and $13.5 million will be located at the John O. Pastore complex at the intersection of Howard and Pontiac Avenues. Bids on the project ranged from $12.4 million (lowest) to $14.1 million (highest).

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