Alexander County is about to be hit in the pocketbook. For the past several years the Alexander County Jail has been housing overflow inmates from neighboring Caldwell County. Caldwell had committed to paying for 35 beds per day at the Alexander County Detention Facility but that is coming to a halt. County Manager Rick French informed the Board of Commissioners Monday night at their meeting of Caldwell’s decision. French says that the deal was bringing in $500,000 to $550,000 a year. The overall inmate population in neighboring Caldwell County is decreasing thus the need for the 35 bed per day guarantee is no longer needed.