Executions

Execution List 2024

Last Updated: February 29, 2024

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2 prisoners have been executed

in two states in the United States in 2024.

Executions in 2024

DateNumber Since 1976StateNameAgeRaceVictim RaceMethodDrug ProtocolYears from Sentence to Execution
1/25/20241583ALKenneth Eugene Smith  58White1 White FemaleLethal GasNitrogen Hypoxia35
2/28/20241584TXIvan Cantu50Latinx

1 Latinx Male

1 White Female

Lethal InjectionPentobarbital 22

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 prisoner 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 - a prisoner who waived ordinary appeals that remained at the time of his or her execution
~ foreign national
¥ white defendant executed for murder of black victim