A felon is typically someone who has been convicted of a serious crime, such as murder or drug trafficking. As a result of their criminal record, felons are typically not able to get a passport. This is because the US State Department requires that applicants for a passport have a "clean criminal history." In other words, felons are not able to get a passport because they are not considered to be trustworthy enough to travel outside of the country. However, there are some exceptions to this rule. For example, felons may be able to get a passport if they can prove that they have been rehabilitated and are no longer a danger to society. If you are a felon and you want to get a passport, you should contact the US State Department for more information.