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Ron will regale them with jail tales

FASCINATING tales from NSW jails will raise eyebrows and astound patrons at the East Lismore Bowl-ing Club tonight.

Former Corrective Services Commissioner Ron Woodham will tell untold stories from behind the bars of the state's most notorious prisons.

Mr Woodham resigned in May after 46 years in Corrective Services, the last 11 years as commissioner.

From hostage scenarios with knives and guns to assaults with table legs, Mr Woodham saw it all.

During his career he was hauled before ICAC and even had tea with notorious child killer John Lewthwaite.

Known for his "fair but firm" management style, he was loved by some Corrective Services staff but loathed by others.

Following a buffet dinner, from 7pm patrons will hear Mr Woodham's stories and ask him questions while contributing to the cancer fundraiser the Bearded Brave Shave.

Guest speaker is Cancer Council's Abby Wallace.

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