A coronial investigation has recommended Tasmania's prisons have faster access to the medical records of patients.

Coroner Rod Chandler has investigated the death of Zane David Webb, 28, who was serving a 14-month sentence for assault.

Webb was found dead, lying face down in his cell in June 2010.

After the two day hearing, Coroner Chandler found it was a sudden, unexpected death associated with epilepsy.

But he also noted that medical history apparently sent to the prison should have included information about a previous consultation.

He says it would have alerted the prison to his possible condition.

Coroner Chandler recommended prompter supply of medical records to authorised prison medical staff.