An inquest will examine the death of a man who was found unresponsive in his prison cell following an epileptic seizure. 

Trevor Monerville, a 33-year-old from Hackney, was found dead at HMP Lewes on April 18, 2021. 

On Monday (September 18, 2023) an inquest will begin at Hastings Coroners Court and is expected to investigate the adequacy of care he received in prison. 

His family have raised concerns about the care he received prior to his death and whether his death could have been prevented. 

The charity INQUEST said Trevor’s death is one of 20 deaths at the prison in the past five years. 

Trevor was from Hackney but spent his teens living in Haringey. 

Those who knew him said he was naturally gifted with his hands and could complete an electrical circuit, fix any car problem and even repair phones and computers. 

His other interests included creating art and poetry, cooking Jerk chicken, baking, tattoos and plumbing and electronics. 

He had a history of mental ill health and suffered frequent seizures as a result of his epilepsy, which he was taking medication for. 

On November 30, 2020, he was sent to HMP Lewes on remand. 

He was found unresponsive in his cell at 9.47am on April 18, 2021, and was pronounced dead later that morning. 

The inquest, which will be held by Assistant Coroner Rachel Redman, is expected to last six days.