Community control is a form of house arrest which takes place at the felony level. Community Control is sometimes available to a Defendant who is not considered a good risk for probation. The Defendant is placed with the Florida Department of Corrections and this form of supervision is stricter and much more closely supervised than ordinary probation. Under community control a Defendant is permitted away from home only during certain hours, normally for work or education. A Defendant who fails to check in with his community control officer as required or who fails to stick to the timetable and pattern of movement set up by his community control officer will have his community control revoked and find himself incarcerated. Nevertheless, community control may be far more preferable than imprisonment.