Execution List 2022

Last Updated: May 11, 2022

Six prisoners have been executed

in five states in the United States in 2022.

Executions in 2022

DateNumber Since 1976StateNameAgeRaceVictim RaceMethodDrug Protocol

Years from Sentence to Execution

1/27/20221541OKDonald Grant46Black2 White FemalesLethal Injection3-drug (Midazolam)16
1/27/20221542ALMatthew Reeves44Black1 Black MaleLethal Injection3-drug (Midazolam)23
2/17/20221543OKGilbert Postelle35White3 White Males; 1 White FemaleLethal Injection3-drug (Midazolam)13
4/21/20221544TXCarl Wayne Buntion78White1 White MaleLethal Injection1-drug (pentobarbital)31
5/3/20221545MOCarman Deck56White1 White Male; 1 White FemaleLethal Injection1-drug (pentobarbital)23
5/11/20221546AZClarence Dixon66Native American1 White FemaleLethal Injection1-drug (pentobarbital)14

Most states carry out executions with a three-drug lethal-injection protocol. Others use a single drug. The three-drug protocol typically begins with an anesthetic or sedative, followed by a second drug to paralyze the inmate and a third drug—typically potassium chloride—to stop the prisoner’s heart. The first drug used varies by state and is listed above for each execution.

ƒ female
* volunteer - an inmate who waived ordinary appeals that remained at the time of his or her execution
~ foreign national
¥ white defendant executed for murder of black victim