Executions in 2022

DateNumber Since 1976StateNameAgeRaceVictim RaceMethodDrug ProtocolYears 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
6/8/20221547AZFrank Atwood66White1 White FemaleLethal Injection1-drug (pentobarbital)35
7/28/20221548ALJoe Nathan James, Jr.50Black1 Black FemaleLethal Injection3-drug (Midazolam)25
8/17/20221549TXKosoul Chanthakoummane41Asian1 White FemaleLethal Injection1-drug (pentobarbital)14
8/25/20221550OKJames Coddington50White1 White MaleLethal Injection3-drug (Midazolam)20

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.