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Streit v. County of Los Angeles, 236 F.3d 552(9th Cir. 2001). Detainees brought a [ss] 1983 action against a county and sheriffs department seeking damages for overdetention. The district court denied the defendants' motion to dismiss and the appeals court affirmed. The appeals court held that the county would be subject to liability under [ss] 1983 and that the sheriffs department was not entitled to Eleventh Amendment immunity because the department was not acting as an arm of the state when it administered county jails. Before an inmate is released from custody the sheriffs department conducts a check of a computerized...

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